Whitey Bulger

Mob Boss of Winter Hill Gang
Born Sep 3, 1929
Age 85
Hometown Dorchester, Boston
Other Names Whitey Bulger
Ethnicity Irish American

James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger, Jr. is a former organized crime figure from Boston, Massachusetts. Local folklore depicted Bulger as a Robin Hood–style social bandit dedicated to protecting the neighborhood and its residents. Bulger allegedly masterminded a protection racket targeting drug kingpins and those running illegal gambling operations. Based upon the testimony of former associates, Federal prosecutors have indicted Bulger for 19 murders.… Read More

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1929 Birth Born on September 3, 1929.


1943 13 Years Old Jimmy Bulger was arrested in 1943, at the age of 14 and charged with larceny. … Read More
1948 18 Years Old Shortly after his release in April 1948, he joined the United States Air Force. … Read More


1950 20 Years Old He was also arrested in 1950, for going absent without leave.
1952 22 Years Old Nevertheless, he received an honorable discharge in 1952, and returned to Massachusetts. … Read More
1959 29 Years Old He was then transferred from Atlanta to Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, arriving on November 2, 1959, as prisoner #AZ1428. … Read More


1962 32 Years Old In November 1962, he was transferred to Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary (1962–1963), and in the following year to Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary (1963–1965). … Read More


1971 41 Years Old After his release, Bulger worked as a janitor and construction worker before becoming a bookmaker and loanshark with ties to Donald Killeen, the leader of the dominant Irish mob in South Boston. In 1971, Killeen's younger brother allegedly bit off the nose of Michael Dwyer, a member of the rival Mullen Gang. … Read More
1972 42 Years Old 1 More Event
…  According to Nee, the slaying of Donald Killeen on May 13, 1972, was carried out not by Bulger but by Mullen Gang enforcers James Mantville and Tommy King. … Read More
1973 43 Years Old FBI Special Agent Condon noted in his log in September 1973, that Bulger and Nee had been heavily shaking down the neighborhood's bookmakers and loansharks. … Read More
1974 44 Years Old In 1974, Bulger became partners with Stephen Flemmi, an Italian American mobster and FBI informant since 1965. … Read More


1980 50 Years Old In 1980, Bulger was approached in South Boston's Triple O's saloon by Louis Litif, a neighborhood bookmaker. … Read More
1981 51 Years Old …  In Oklahoma, where Bulger is alleged to have ordered the killing of businessman Roger Wheeler, Sr. in 1981, Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris stated: "It is our intention to bring Bulger to justice and to be held accountable for the murder of Mr. Wheeler." … Read More
1982 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1982, a South Boston cocaine dealer named Edward Brian Halloran, known on the streets as "Balloonhead," approached the FBI and stated that he had witnessed Bulger and Flemmi murdering Louis Litif. … Read More


1990 - 1991 2 More Events
In April 1994, a joint task force of the DEA, the Massachusetts State Police, and the Boston Police Department launched a probe of Bulger's gambling operations. … Read More
After fleeing Boston, Bulger and Stanley initially spent four days over Christmas in Selden, New York, before spending New Year's Day in a hotel in New Orleans' French Quarter. On January 5, 1995, Bulger prepared to return to Boston, believing that it had been a false alarm. … Read More
1999 69 Years Old It would not be until the 1999 cooperation of Weeks that Bulger, by then a fugitive, was conclusively linked to the drug trade by investigators.
2002 72 Years Old In 2002, testimony before the United States Congress, Senator Bulger was grilled by legislators from both parties. … Read More
2003 73 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, as a direct result of these comments, Senator Bulger was forced by then-Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney to resign from the presidency of the University of Massachusetts.
2004 - 2006 2 More Events
On June 22, 2011, Bulger was arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California. … Read More
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