Whitey Bulger Held Without Bail

    Shown are FBI photos, taken in the 1980s, of James. J. Bulger, wanted in connection with 18 murders and for allegedly leading a criminal organization involved in extortion and drug dealing in and around Boston. Bulger, who is on the FBI's most wanted list, is being hunted in Britain after he was spotted in London last year by a businessman who later recognized his face from the movie "Hannibal," police said Monday, Feb. 10, 2003. In a scene in the movie a detective hunting for the fictional serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter, scans the FBI's most wanted list on the Internet and flips past Bulger's image. (AP Photo/FBI)

    AP Photo

    James “Whitey” Bulger returned to Boston Friday after 16 years on the run, where a judge ordered him held without bail. Bulger drew laughter from the court when he answered he could afford a lawyer “if you gave me my money back.” Family members of his victims showed up to watch, as did Bulger’s brother, William Bulger, the former Massachusetts Senate President—the brothers exchanged a smile upon seeing each other in the courtroom.  Meanwhile, America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh said he received some 200 tips about Bulger over 16 years, including one who spotted Bulger on a beach in Santa Monica playing chess.

    Read it at Boston.com