This page is intended to provide information of particular public interest regarding certain cases pending in this Court. The full public docket and related documents in these cases are available through the Court's Public Access system (PACER). Information on the use of PACER may be found at www.pacer.uscourts.gov.
The information contained on this page is as current as possible. The official docket is the final source for all case-related information.
Information for the public and the press will include matters such as access to the courthouse and available seating for scheduled public proceedings in the courthouse. NOTE: Not every case will have information under every item.
The Clerk's Office also maintains a Media Page on this website that contains additional information of particular interest to the press. That site is found at http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/general/media.htm.
ENTRY INTO THE JOHN JOSEPH MOAKLEY COURTHOUSE
- The courthouse opens to the public at 7:30AM.
- A valid government-issued photo ID such as a driver's license or US Passport is required to enter the courthouse.
- No beverages, cell phones, laptops, iPads or other electronic devices may be brought into the courthouse by anyone other than those with permission to do so.
DECORUM IN THE COURTROOM, INCLUDING OVERFLOW COURTROOMS
- No food or beverage is allowed in any courtroom
- Observers should remove hats
- All observers should remain quiet while court is in session
Here is a document with the criminal procedures in a typical felony case upon indictment.
United States v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, CR 13-10200-GAO
A status conference is set for Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 10:00AM before the Honorable George A. O'Toole in Courtroom 9 on the 3rd floor.
A final pretrial conference is scheduled for Monday October 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM before the Honorable George A. O'Toole in Courtroom 9 on the 3rd floor.
The jury trial is set for Monday November 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM before the Honorable George A. O'Toole in Courtroom 9 on the 3rd floor.
- Complaint and Affidavit in Support of Complaint
- Orders of Interest
- #141 (No PDF) Judge George A. OToole, Jr: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered. The Motion for Leave to File Memorandum Amicus Curiae of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Massachusetts (dkt. no. 139 ) is DENIED. I have previously denied a similar motion in U.S. v. Mehanna, No. 09-10017-GAO (dkt. no. 204, denied by electronic order on Aug. 3, 2011). While there may be no positive rule forbidding it, in my judgment a trial court presiding over a criminal prosecution should not receive or consider volunteered submissions by non-parties except as may be specifically authorized by statute (see, e.g. 18 U.S.C. § 3771) or other authority. The proposed memorandum, attached to the motion, is stricken, and the Clerk is instructed to delete it from the docket.
- #167 Notice of Intent filed by the government
United States v. Dias Kadyrbayev et al, CR 13-10238-DPW
An interim Pretrial Conference regarding discovery is set for Monday March 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM in Courtroom 1 on the 3rd floor before the Honorable Douglas P. Woodlock.
A hearing on motions to change venue, suppress or sever (should any be filed) is set for Tuesday May 13, 2014 at 9:00 AM in Courtroom 1 on the 3rd floor before the Honorable Douglas P. Woodlock.
The jury trial is set for Monday June 30, 2014 at 9:00 AM in courtroom 1 on the 3rd floor before the Honorable Douglas P. Woodlock.
United States v. Gary Sampson, CR 01-10384-MLW
A further hearing is scheduled for Tuesday March 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM before the Honorable Mark L. Wolf in Courtroom 10 on the 5th floor.
United States v. John J. O'Brien et al, CR 12-40026-WGY
A status conference is scheduled for Thursday March 13, 2014 before the Honorable William G. Young in Courtroom 18 on the 5th floor.
A jury trial is scheduled for Monday March 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM before the Honorable F. Dennis Saylor in Courtroom 2 on the 3rd floor.
New England Compounding Pharmacy Inc. Products Liability Litigation, MD 13-2419-FDS
See the Court's web page for Multi District Litigation
Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Lively, CV 12-30051-MAP
United States v. James Bulger, CR 99-10371-DJC
- Criminal Justice Act Voucher (Document #1321)
- Notice of Appeal filed 11/20/13
- Orders of Interest
- #888 (4/29/2013) Memorandum Opinion denying motion to disclose identity of confidential informant
- #895 (5/1/2013) Memorandum and Order regarding motion for discovery and motion to vacate
- #912 (5/14/13) Memorandum and Order granting in part, denying in part motions #847, 878 and 883
- #938 (no PDF) (5/24/13) Order entered granting in part and denying in part Motion #914 for disclosure: Defendant seeks the disclosure of the identity of a confidential informant and related reports regarding this individual who provided information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“F.B.I.”). (See the official docket for the remaining portion of this order.)
- #939 (no PDF) (5/24/13) Order entered granting #920 Motion to Conduct Criminal Background Checks. (See the official docket for the remaining portion of this order.)
- #1098 (7/1/13) Memorandum and Order denying motion to vacate prior ruling barring parties from violating Local Rule 83.2A.
- #1299 (8/12/13) Waiver of Jury Finding.
- #1312 (8/16/13) NOTICE - Pursuant to the Court's Order of August 12, 2013, D. 1300, the Court discloses the attached list of jurors in the recently concluded U.S. v. Bulger trial.
- #1375 (no PDF) (11/13/13) Order entered granting  Motion for Forfeiture of Property as to James J. Bulger (3); granting  Motion for Forfeiture of Property as to James J. Bulger (3). The government has moved for an order of forfeiture in the form of a money judgment, D. 1323, and forfeiture of specific assets, D. 1324, namely the money, firearms and personal property seized from the Defendant James J. Bulger ("Bulger") on June 22, 2011. Before the Court are a series of motions from various representatives of the victims as alleged in the Third Superseding Indictment, D. 1287, 1326, 1332, 1337, 1339, 1340, 1344, 1346, 1350, 1352, 1354, 1355, as well as the government's opposition to same, D. 1330. (See the official docket for the remaining portion of this order.)
- #1377 (no PDF) (11/13/13) Order entered. The Court understands that the government proposes to have a number of family members of victims speak at the sentencing of Defendant James J. Bulger ("Bulger") on November 13, 2013. D. 1362. This group includes some family members of victims of certain predicates which were found by the jury, after a trial, not to have been proven beyond a reasonable doubt. (See the official docket for the remaining portion of this order.)
- #1388 Judgment
- #1388-1 Transcript of Statement of Reasons
- #1388-2 Addendum to Judgment Regarding Restitution
- #1388-3 Order of Forfeiture (Money Judgment)
- #1388-4 Preliminary Order of Forfeiture (Specific Assets)
- #1404 Amended Judgment
- #1426 (no PDF) (03/07/14) Judge Denise J. Casper: The Court is in receipt of the attached letter, which it has now been shared with counsel for both parties. As previously indicated, the Court reserved final authority to impose a repayment schedule. D. 1404 at 6 (Amended Judgment); D. 1383 at 18; United States v. Lilly, 80 F.3d 24, 29 (1st Cir. 1996) (noting that the district court may reserve final authority to ensure compliance with restitution order); United States v. Merric, 166 F.3d 406 (1st Cir. 1999) (citing Lilly for the same proposition); see also Dolan v. United States, 560 U.S. 605, 611 (2010) (holding that the district court had authority to amend its restitution order). Although it is likely that any money collected from Mr. Bulger's prison account during his incarceration will be significantly less than the total amount of $25,588,551.56 in restitution ordered in this case, D. 1404-2, or the money and property forfeited (or that will be forfeited) in satisfaction of the $25,162,800 money judgment, D. 1404-3, the Court is inclined to impose a payment plan that requires Mr. Bulger to pay a percentage of any monies in his prison account on an ongoing basis. If either party seeks to provide any input as to the nature of the payment plan, they should file a memorandum, no longer than five pages, by March 14, 2014.