Boston Gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger Killed In Prison

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Image #: 14932743 Former mob boss and fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger, who was arrested in Santa Monica, California on June 22, 2011 along with his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig, is seen in a booking mug photo released to Reuters on August 1, 2011. Bulger fled Boston in late 1994 after receiving a tip from a corrupt FBI agent that federal charges were pending. Greig joined him a short time later and has been charged with harboring Bulger as a fugitive. REUTERS/U.S. Marshals Service/U.S. Department of Justice/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW HEADSHOT) REUTERS/U.S. Marshals Service/U.S. Department of Justice /LANDOV

  • James ‘Whitey’ Bulger was a Boston gangster and former leader of the Winter Hill Gang.
  • He was one of the nation’s most wanted fugitives after he fled Boston in 1994 where he was wanted in connection with 19 killings
  • Bulger was the model for Jack Nicholson’s violent crime boss character in the 2006 Martin Scorsese movie, ‘‘The Departed’’
  • He was also an FBI informant who ratted on the New England mob, his gang’s main rival
  • He spent more than 16 years on the run before being captured in Santa Monica, California in 2011
  • He was convicted in 2013 for murder, as well as extortion, and money-laundering
  • The Boston Globe is reporting that Bulger was killed by “a fellow inmate with Mafia ties” in a West Virginia prison

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The Boston Globe is reporting that Bulger was killed and “a fellow inmate with Mafia ties” was being investigated in connection to his death –

Whitey Bulger, Boston gangster, found dead in prison at 89 – Chicago Tribune

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