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James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger, Jr. (born September 3, - October 30, ) was a former Irish mob boss from South Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Sein Leben diente als Vorlage für den Film „The Departed“: Jetzt ist der berüchtigte amerikanische Gangsterboss James „Whitey“ Bulger. catherine greig.
Im Alter von 89 Jahren: US-Gangsterboss „Whitey“ Bulger von Mithäftlingen erschlagenJames "Whitey" Bulger galt als einer der berüchtigtsten Gangster der USA. Jetzt ist Bulger im Gefängnis ermordet worden. Mit 89 Jahren. James “Whitey” Bulger, AZ, was no ordinary criminal. When he arrived on Alcatraz in , the soft-spoken Bulger known as simply. James Joseph „Whitey“ Bulger war ein verhafteter US-amerikanischer Verbrecher. Er stand ab als chronologisch Person auf der Liste der zehn meistgesuchten Flüchtigen des FBI. Auf seine Ergreifung waren 2 Mio. US-Dollar ausgesetzt.
James Bulger Whitey Frank Sinatra’s Mob Ties and Other Secrets from His FBI File VideoJames 'Whitey' Bulger killed shortly after prison transfer James Joseph „Whitey“ Bulger war ein verhafteter US-amerikanischer Verbrecher. Er stand ab als chronologisch Person auf der Liste der zehn meistgesuchten Flüchtigen des FBI. Auf seine Ergreifung waren 2 Mio. US-Dollar ausgesetzt. James Joseph „Whitey“ Bulger (* 3. September in Boston, Massachusetts; † Oktober in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia) war ein verhafteter. Sein Leben diente als Vorlage für den Film „The Departed“: Jetzt ist der berüchtigte amerikanische Gangsterboss James „Whitey“ Bulger. Mit Unterstützung des FBI stieg James "Whitey" Bulger zum Paten von Boston auf, räumte unbehelligt Rivalen und Zeugen aus dem Weg. Still, I wish I'd killed him. And he did. However, there were unconfirmed sightings elsewhere. Notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was killed Tuesday inside a federal prison in West Virginia — and investigators are probing whether he was beaten to death by another inmate or. It was a violent end to a violent life. Less than 12 hours after his transfer to a federal prison in West Virginia, notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was found beaten to death in. James 'Whitey' Bulger: The gangster who terrorised Boston. Published 30 October Alleged gang boss James Bulger remanded after arrest. Published 23 June FBI seeks UK help over 'mobster'.
Bulger spent 16 years on the lam as one of the nation's most wanted fugitives before he was captured in Santa Monica, Calif. At trial, federal prosecutors portrayed Bulger as a purveyor of extreme violence who strangled two women with his bare hands and fatally shot two men after chaining them to chairs.
He was convicted in of participating in 11 murders stretching from Massachusetts to Florida to Oklahoma, as well as extortion and other crimes.
Bulger, then 83, was sentenced to two life terms plus five years. Acting on a tip from the FBI agent, Bulger lured suspected informers to a house in South Boston, chained them to a chair for interrogation, shot them in the head and buried them in the basement.
In , Connolly gave Bulger advance warning that state and federal law enforcement officers were poised to arrest him.
The crime boss fled Boston in advance of a January racketeering indictment and became Public Enemy Number One after the killing of Osama bin Laden.
While his informer was on the run, Connolly was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Bulger developed a reputation as a thief and street fighter fiercely loyal to South Boston.
This led to his meeting more experienced criminals and finding more lucrative opportunities. In , year-old Bulger was arrested and charged with larceny.
Bulger was sentenced to a juvenile reformatory for these crimes. Nevertheless, he received an honorable discharge in and returned to Massachusetts.
In , Bulger served his first term in federal prison at Atlanta Penitentiary for armed robbery and truck hijacking. For eighteen months, Bulger and eighteen other inmates, all of whom had volunteered in return for reduced sentences, were given LSD and other drugs.
Bulger later complained that they had been "recruited by deception" and were told they were helping to find "a cure for schizophrenia.
In , Bulger was briefly transferred to maximum security at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in California. Later in his sentence, he was transferred to Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary and, in , to Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary.
Bulger's third petition for parole , in , was granted after he had served nine years in prison. He would not be arrested again for 46 years. After his release, Bulger worked as a janitor and construction worker before becoming a bookmaker and loan shark under mobster Donald Killeen , whose gang, The Killeens, had dominated South Boston for over twenty years.
A gang war resulted, leading to a string of killings throughout Boston and the surrounding suburbs. The Killeens quickly found themselves outgunned and outmaneuvered by the younger Mullens.
It was during the war that Bulger set out to commit what Weeks describes as his first murder, of Mullen member Paul McGonagle. However, Bulger instead executed McGonagle's law-abiding brother Donald in a case of mistaken identity.
Although [McGonagle] never did anything, he kept on stirring everything up with his mouth. So Jimmy decided to kill him. Jimmy shot him right between the eyes.
It was Donald. I shot Donald. He wasn't healthy anyway. He smoked. He would have gotten lung cancer.
According to former Mullen boss Patrick "Pat" Nee , McGonagle ambushed and murdered O'Sullivan on the assumption he was the one responsible for his brother's killing.
Bulger, realizing he was on the losing side, secretly approached Howie Winter , the leader of the Winter Hill Gang , and claimed he could end the war by murdering the Killeen leadership.
Shortly thereafter, on May 13, , Donald Killeen was gunned down outside his home in the suburb of Framingham.
Bulger and the Killeens fled Boston, fearing they would be next. Nee arranged for the dispute to be mediated by Winter and Joseph Russo, caporegime of the Patriarca crime family in Rhode Island.
The two gangs joined forces, with Winter as overall boss. You're out of business. No more warnings. After the truce, Bulger and the Mullens were in control of South Boston's criminal underworld.
Over the years that followed, Bulger began to remove opposition by persuading Winter to sanction the killings of those who "stepped out of line".
In a interview, Winter recalled that the highly intelligent Bulger "could teach the devil tricks".
And when things couldn't be worked out to his satisfaction with these people, after all the other options had been explored, he wouldn't hesitate to use violence.
Tommy King, in , was one example. Tommy's problems began when he and Jimmy had worked in Triple O's. Tommy, who was a Mullins, made a fist. And Jimmy saw it.
A week later, Tommy was dead. Tommy's second and last mistake had been getting into the car with Jimmy, Stevie, and Johnny Martorano. In , Winter was arrested, along with many members of his inner circle, on charges of fixing horse races.
Bulger and Flemmi were left out of the indictments. They stepped into the power vacuum and took over the leadership of the gang, transferring its headquarters to the Lancaster Street Garage in Boston's West End , near the Boston Garden.
In late August or early September , Bulger and an accomplice reportedly set fire to an elementary school in Wellesley to intimidate U.
One year later, on September 8, , Bulger and an unidentified person tossed a Molotov cocktail into the John F. Kennedy birthplace in Brookline in retaliation for Senator Ted Kennedy 's vocal support for Boston school desegregation.
In , the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI approached Bulger and attempted to recruit him as an informant as part of their effort against the Patriarca crime family.
However, Connolly failed to win Bulger's trust. Although it is a documented fact that Bulger soon followed Flemmi's example, exactly how and why continues to be debated.
Connolly frequently boasted to his fellow agents about how he had recruited Bulger at a late-night meeting at Wollaston Beach inside an FBI-issue car.
After listening to the pitch, Bulger is said to have responded, "Alright, if they want to play checkers, we'll play chess. 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.
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