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Whitey Bulger Quick Facts VideoWhitey Bulger's right-hand man, Kevin Weeks Whitey Bulger was a prominent figure in Boston's organized crime scene from the s until the mid-'90s when he fled the area. Captured in , he was later found guilty of federal racketeering. Whitey Bulger, byname of James Joseph Bulger, Jr., (born September 3, , Dorchester, Massachusetts, U.S.—died October 30, , U.S. Penitentiary Hazelton, Bruceton Mills, West Virginia), American crime boss who, as head of the Boston -area Winter Hill Gang, was a leading figure in organized crime from the late s to the mids. The leader of Boston’s Winter Hill Gang and No. 1 on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, Whitey Bulger was indicted for 19 counts of murder, racketeering, narcotics distribution and extortion. But it was. By Rich Schapiro It was a gruesome murder carried out in a highly secure building filled with surveillance cameras. But one year after the fatal beating of notorious Boston mob boss James "Whitey". A much-feared Boston gangster who lived violently, Bulger was killed in in a West Virginia prison at the age of 89 while serving two life sentences and five years for running a criminal.
Rocah noted that even if it's ultimately decided that McKinnon is completely innocent, authorities will likely face a difficult dilemma when deciding where to put him.
A retired federal prison investigator said in his experience the FBI prefers to keep any possible suspects in solitary until charges are brought.
Now he could go and get rid of it. But as more time passes, Maraviglia said, prison officials wary of keeping inmates in solitary for long stretches will likely start pushing the FBI to allow for the release of those not expected to face charges.
Spokespersons for the FBI and the U. Attorney's Office in the Northern District of West Virginia, which are both investigating Bulger's murder, declined to comment.
One inmate who was swept up in the Bulger probe has been released from solitary, his family told NBC News, but it was because his time in federal custody had come to an end.
Es folgte eine jahrelange Fahndung. Hinweise auf eine Sichtung von Bulger und Greig im Frühjahr im sizilianischen Taormina stellten sich dagegen als falsch heraus; nach Zuschauerreaktionen auf einen Fahndungsbeitrag in der Fernsehserie Aktenzeichen XY … ungelöst des ZDF konnten zwei auf einem Amateurvideo sichtbare, Bulger und Greig ähnlich sehende Personen als unbeteiligtes Urlauber-Ehepaar aus Deutschland identifiziert werden.
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Captured in , he was later found guilty of federal racketeering, extortion, conspiracy and 11 murders. Fuck 'em.
Weeks considers it more likely that Flemmi had betrayed Bulger to the FBI, given the choice to supply information to the bureau or return to prison.
According to Weeks:  : Connolly kept telling me that 90 percent of the information in the files came from Stevie. But, Connolly told me, he had to put Jimmy's name on the files to keep his file active.
As long as Jimmy was an active informant, Connolly said, he could justify meeting with Jimmy and giving him valuable information.
Even after he retired, Connolly still had friends in the FBI, and he and Jimmy kept meeting to let each other know what was going on. I could see that a lot of the reports were not just against the Italians.
There were more and more names of Polish and Irish guys, of people we had done business with, of friends of mine. I would see, over and over again, that some of these people had been arrested for crimes that were mentioned in these reports.
If there was some investigation going on and his supervisor said, 'Let me take a look at that,' what was Connolly going to do?
He had to give it up. And he obviously had. By , Morris was "thoroughly compromised", having had Bulger buy plane tickets for his then-girlfriend Debbie Noseworthy to visit him in Georgia while he was being trained for drug investigations.
Even after , when Morris was transferred to head up the Boston FBI's anti-drug task force, he remained an accomplice to Connolly and Bulger.
During the discovery phase, Salemme and DeLuca were listening to a tape from a roving bug, which is normally authorized when the FBI has no advance knowledge of where criminal activity will take place.
They overheard two of the agents who were listening in on the bug mention that they should have told one of their informants to give "a list of questions" to the other wiseguys.
When their lawyer, Tony Cardinale, learned about this, he realized that the FBI had lied about the basis for the bug in order to protect an informant.
Suspecting that this was not the first time this had happened, Cardinale sought to force prosecutors to reveal the identities of any informants used in connection with the case.
Wolf granted Cardinale's motion on May 22, On June 3, Paul E. Coffey stated that since Bulger was accused of "leading a criminal enterprise" while working as an informant and was also now a fugitive , he had "forfeited any reasonable expectation" that his identity would be protected.
On September 5, , federal judge Reginald C. Lindsay stated the FBI failed to properly supervise Connolly convicted and jailed in and "stuck its head in the sand" regarding numerous allegations that Bulger and Flemmi were involved in drug trafficking , murder and other crimes for decades.
In February , federal prosecutors indicted numerous members of the Winter Hill Gang, including boss Howie Winter, for fixing horse races.
Bulger and Flemmi were originally going to be part of this indictment, but Connolly and Morris were able to persuade prosecutor Jeremiah T.
O'Sullivan to drop the charges against them at the last minute. Bulger and Flemmi were instead named as unindicted co-conspirators.
Bulger and Flemmi then took over the remnants of the Winter Hill Gang and used their status as informants to eliminate competition. The information they supplied to the FBI in subsequent years was responsible for the imprisonment of several of Bulger's associates whom Bulger viewed as threats; however, the main victim of their relationship with the federal government was the Patriarca family, which was based in Boston's North End and in Federal Hill , Providence , Rhode Island.
Bulger and Flemmi stepped into the ensuing vacuum to take control of organized crime in the Boston area. Weeks, a bouncer at the bar, said, "He wasn't a big guy, maybe five seven and pounds.
Of Arab descent, he had a mustache like Saddam Hussein. That night, as always, he was talking in his obnoxious loud voice.
Even when there were people in the bar, you always knew Louie was there. Litif had been stealing money from his partners in the bookmaking operation and using the money to traffic cocaine , and had not only refused to pay Bulger a cut of his drug profits but committed two murders without Bulger's permission.
Bulger refused to sanction this, but Litif vowed to proceed. Bulger replied, "You've stepped over the line. You're no longer just a bookmaker.
Bulger coldly responded, "We're not friends anymore, Louie. At the time, Weeks was about to get married and, shortly before the wedding, informed Bulger that he was having difficulty finding a seat for Litif at the reception.
And now he wanted to kill a friend of Jimmy. There was no way that would be allowed. Shortly after that, a week or so before my wedding, Louie was found stuffed into a garbage bag in the trunk of his car, which had been dumped in the South End.
He had been stabbed with an ice pick and shot. Strangley enough, Jimmy, told me, 'Louie's last words to me were a lie. It was hard to figure out why Louie lied to Jimmy that night.
If he'd told Jimmy that someone had driven him, he might have gotten a pass. But it wouldn't have lasted long, since Jimmy had no intention of letting Louie run wild.
Connolly kept Bulger and Flemmi closely briefed on what Halloran was saying, specifically his knowledge of their participation, along with their youngest associate James "Gentleman Jim" Mulvey, in the murder of businessman Roger Wheeler.
After arriving at the scene, Weeks staked out the Anthony's Pier 4 restaurant, where Halloran was dining. Michael Donahue, a friend of Halloran's from Dorchester , incidentally ran into him at the restaurant.
In a decision that would prove costly to him, Donahue offered Halloran a ride home. As Donahue and Halloran drove out of the parking lot, Weeks signaled Bulger by stating, "The balloon is in the air" over a walkie-talkie.
Bulger drove up with another man armed with a silenced MAC ; Bulger himself carried a. Bulger and the other gunman, both disguised, opened fire and sprayed Halloran and Donahue's car with bullets.
Donahue was shot in the head and killed instantly. Halloran lived long enough to identify his attacker as James Flynn, a Winter Hill associate, who was later tried and acquitted.
Flynn remained the prime suspect until , when Weeks agreed to cooperate with investigators and identified Bulger as one of the shooters. Flemmi has identified the second shooter as Mulvey, who has denied the allegation and has yet to be charged.
Donahue was survived by his wife and three sons. His family, and Halloran's, eventually filed a civil lawsuit against the U.
Both families were awarded several million dollars in damages. However, the verdict was overturned on appeal due to the late filing of the claims.
Throughout the s, Bulger, Flemmi, and Weeks operated rackets throughout eastern Massachusetts including loansharking, bookmaking, truck hijacking, arms trafficking , and extortion.
State and federal agencies were repeatedly stymied in their attempts to build cases against Bulger and his inner circle.
This was caused by several factors. Among them was the trio's fear of wiretaps and policy of never discussing their business over the telephone or in vehicles.
Richard J. Schneiderhan , the crew's only source inside that agency, was valued more highly. During the mids, Bulger began to summon drug dealers from in and around Boston to his headquarters.
Flanked by Weeks and Flemmi, Bulger would inform each dealer that he had been offered a substantial sum in return for that dealer's assassination.
He would then demand a large cash payment as the price of not killing them. Eventually, however, the massive profits of drugs proved irresistible.
Most of South Boston's cocaine and marijuana trafficking was under the control of a crew led by mobster John Shea.
According to Weeks, Bulger briefly considered killing Shea, but eventually decided to extort a weekly cut of his profits.
Weeks also said that Bulger enforced strict rules over the dealers who operated on his territory,  : strictly forbidding the use of PCP and selling drugs to children,  : adding that those dealers who refused to play by his rules were violently driven out of his turf.
He quietly served a long prison sentence and refused to admit to having paid protection money to Bulger, Flemmi and Weeks.
He repeatedly got in fights with other inmates who accused Bulger of being "a rat. It would not be until the cooperation of Weeks that Bulger, by then a fugitive, was conclusively linked to the drug trade by investigators.
According to an interview conducted with Globe reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy, Weeks "estimated that Whitey made about thirty million dollars No staff or other inmates were injured, and at no time was the public in danger," the Bureau of Prisons said in a statement.
Bureau of Prisons officials and Bulger's attorney declined last week to comment on why he was being moved. Bulger was convicted of racketeering, and other crimes, including extortion, conspiracy, money-laundering and drug dealing in August The jury believed he took part in 11 of 19 killings.
This information was relayed by a senior law enforcement official who oversees organized crime cases but is not involved in the investigation into Mr.
Officials said the beating was carried out at least in part with a padlock-stuffed sock, a not uncommon method that inmates use to attack one another.
At least two inmates were quickly sent to solitary confinement after Mr. Bulger was found, according to three employees of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, who requested anonymity because the investigation was not public.
Geas was among those sent to solitary, according to prison documents obtained by The New York Times. Davis, the former police commissioner, said he was baffled that the prison had not done more to keep Mr.
It had no further comment. Bulger was serving two life terms in prison for his role in 11 murders committed when he controlled the Boston underworld over several decades.Das war offenbar sein Todesurteil. Aber er galt als einer der wichtig Weiterhin wurde er auch als bibliophil und historisch interessiert beschrieben.