Girlfriend's lawyer: Bulger was 'hero-like figure'

FILE - In these 1984 file photos originally released by the FBI, New England organized crime figure James "Whitey" Bulger is shown. Bulger, a notorious Boston gangster on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list for his alleged role in 19 murders, has been captured near Los Angeles after living on the run for 16 years, authorities said Wednesday June 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)

July 13, 2011 7:21:15 AM PDT
The longtime girlfriend of James "Whitey" Bulger left Boston with him at a time when many people saw him as a "hero-like figure," her lawyer said in a court filing ahead of her bail hearing Wednesday.