Whitey Bulger

American mob boss of Winter Hill Gang Whitey Bulger

OG Whitey McWeed(born September 3, 1929) is an Irish-American convicted Weeder and a former Whitier of the Boston Irish mob crew known as the Whitey Hill Gang. US prosecutors indicted Bulger for 19 murders based on grand jury testimony from Kevin Weeks's former associates. Bulger is the brother of Smokes McWeed the second, former mayor of Whiteytown.McWeed whitied for seven years after smoking a 45g doob, according to the FBI. McWeed denies this.
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James Bulger's killer Jon Venables 'injured after being attacked with boiling water in jail' - Mirror.co.uk
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Mirror.co.uk James Bulger's killer Jon Venables 'injured after being attacked with boiling water in jail' Mirror.co.uk Child killer Jon Venables has allegedly been injured in a prison attack after a fellow lag threw boiling water over him when he worked out who he was. Venables, who was one of two 10-year-old boys convicted of murdering toddler James Bulger, is serving ... Where is Jon Venables now and did James Bulger's killer get a new identity following the murder?The Sun Bulger mum blasts Venables release and heard extent of son's 'sexual abuse' only THIS WEEKDaily Star Jon Venables has 'secret girlfriend' who knows he is James Bulger's killerMetro LADbible -JOE.co.uk -Police Hour -http://theliberal.ie/ (press release) (blog) all 23 news articles »
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'I punched his evil little face': Prisoner attacked James Bulger's killer Jon Venables after beast bragged of crime - Mirror.co.uk
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Mirror.co.uk 'I punched his evil little face': Prisoner attacked James Bulger's killer Jon Venables after beast bragged of crime Mirror.co.uk A prisoner locked up alongside Jon Venables today reveals how he attacked the child-killer for laughing about the murder of James Bulger. James Heap says Venables bragged that killing the two-year-old was “easy... just like going to the shop”. Ex-lag ... Inmate attacked Jon Venables after he 'bragged about killing James Bulger'Metro Dani Garavelli: Society must grow up in dealing with child killersThe Scotsman '25 years after the James Bulger trial, I still shed hot tears at the memory of being there'Telegraph.co.uk Daily Star -The Sun -New Zealand Herald -JOE.co.uk all 13 news articles »
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This is what happened to James Bulger's killers Robert Thompson and Jon Venables - Birmingham Live
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Birmingham Live This is what happened to James Bulger's killers Robert Thompson and Jon Venables Birmingham Live Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, Crime Statistics, Local News & Events and much more... Video Loading. Video Unavailable. Click to playTap to play. The video will start in 8Cancel. Play now. Video will play in ... James Bulger's mum Denise Fergus still sets an empty chair at the dinner table every day in memory of her murdered sonThe Sun James Bulger murder: Pain and fury of mum Denise 25 years on - 'I NEVER got justice'Express.co.uk all 45 news articles »
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James Bulger killer Jon Venables to face secret trial over indecent images of children - Telegraph.co.uk
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Telegraph.co.uk James Bulger killer Jon Venables to face secret trial over indecent images of children Telegraph.co.uk A new row over the criminal justice system broke out last night when the Crown Prosecution Service announced that one of the killers of James Bulger is to be tried in secret after being charged over indecent images of children. Jon Venables was ... James Bulger killer Jon Venables charged over indecent imagesBBC News Child porn trial of James Bulger killer Jon Venables will be held in secret after he was charged over indecent imagesDaily Mail Jon Venables charged over indecent images of children for a second timeLiverpool Echo The Times -Mirror.co.uk -ITV News -The Scotsman all 33 news articles »
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Sundance Clip: Whitey Bulger Uncovered in New Doc
Wall Street Journal - about 4 years
See a clip from the new documentary "Whitey: The United States of America v. James J. Bulger," directed by Joe Berlinger. In the clip, Whitey Bulger can be heard responding to the claim that he was an FBI informant. For more, go to WSJ.com/Speakeasy.
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Navy diver demoted in Aberdeen Super Pond deaths
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Jury rules Senior Chief Petty Officer James Burger did not follow proper safety procedures The U.S. Navy has demoted the master diver of the Navy company that lost two men in a training dive last February in Aberdeen, according to The Virginan-Pilot.
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Bulger killer Jon Venables released from prison - BBC News
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BBC News Bulger killer Jon Venables released from prison BBC News The 31-year-old was recalled to prison in 2010 for accessing images of child abuse. He was granted parole in July. Venables was first released in 2001 on licence, after serving eight years for the murder of two-year-old James. James was killed in Bootle, ... James Bulger killer on the looseThe Sun James Bulger's killer Jon Venables freed from jail for a fourth timeEvening Standard James Bulger killer Jon Venables secretly freed from jailTelegraph.co.uk Daily Mail -Fox News -The Independent all 56 news articles »
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Troll blames mum for Bulger's death
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DENISE Fergus, the mother of murdered toddler James Bulger, has been targeted by a "gutless" troll on Twitter.     
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Bulger's ex-partner to testify about killings
Fox News - over 4 years
Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi barely scratched the surface of his long criminal relationship with James "Whitey" Bulger as he began what is expected to be hours of testimony against Bulger at his racketeering trial. During his brief, 15 minutes of testimony Thursday, Flemmi said both he and Bulger were partners in the Winter Hill Gang, a violent Irish mob. He also said he and Bulger were longtime FBI informants who squealed on the rival Mafia as well as assorted criminals in South Boston. But court recessed for the day before prosecutors had a chance to ask Flemmi about Bulger's role in numerous killings Bulger is accused of orchestrating or committing. Flemmi is due back on the witness stand Friday. As court ended Thursday, the 79-year-old Flemmi, with his hands on his hips, glared at Bulger as he waited to be taken away by federal marshals. The two men then snarled what sounded like obscenities at each other. It was their first meeting in nearly two decades. Flemmi...
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James Bulger dad fears Venables will kill his other kids - The Sun
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Mirror.co.uk James Bulger dad fears Venables will kill his other kids The Sun JAMES Bulger's dad is terrified his killer Jon Venables will murder another of his kids. Ralph Bulger, 46, fears the paedo will always be a danger to children and begged parole chiefs to keep him locked up. But it was confirmed last week Venables is to be ... Fury as judge who gave Bulger killers secret identities casts doubt on links ...Daily Mail Jon Venables release: There is no cure for evil of Jamie Bulger killerMirror.co.uk Venables: a test not just for the pressThe Guardian Daily Star -Forbes -Express.co.uk all 9 news articles »
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Fury as Venables gets FOURTH new identity as he is set for early release from ... - Daily Mail
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Evening Standard Fury as Venables gets FOURTH new identity as he is set for early release from ... Daily Mail A fourth new identity is to be created for one of James Bulger's killers when he is freed from prison once again - bringing the public bill for protecting the murderer to a reported £1million. Jon Venables, 30 - who was released from his life sentence in 2001 ... James Bulger's Parents' 'Terror' Over RulingSky News James Bulger killer Jon Venables' release from prison "a huge gamble" blasts ...Mirror.co.uk James Bulger mum's heartache after son's killer to be released from prison for ...Champion Newspapers Evening Standard -Herald Sun -The Independent all 93 news articles »
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Bulger killer Jon Venables granted parole
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One of Britain's most notorious killers has been granted parole a second time after being sent back to jail for accessing child pornography. Jon Venables was 10 years old when he was convicted along with another boy of abducting 2-year-old James Bulger and beating him to death in northern England. The two killers were given life sentences, but were released on parole in 2001 after being given new identities to protect them. Venables was jailed again in 2010 after pleading guilty to downloading and distributing dozens of indecent images of children. The U.K. parole board on Thursday confirmed that Venables had been granted parole, but declined to provide further details on when he will be released.
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Bulger trial to feature surveillance video, photos
Fox News - over 4 years
Jurors at the racketeering trial of James "Whitey" Bulger can expect to see more surveillance video of the mobster meeting with various organized crime figures. Testimony in Bulger's trial began Wednesday with a retired state police lieutenant on the witness stand describing a series of photographs and video taken of Bulger in 1980 at an auto repair garage in Boston's North End. Prosecutors say Bulger used the garage as a meeting place. Lt. Robert Long is expected to continue his testimony Thursday. Retired state police Col. Tom Foley, who investigated Bulger for decades, also is expected to take the stand. During opening statements Wednesday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Kelly described Bulger, now 83, as a "hands-on killer" who was responsible for "murder and mayhem" in Boston for almost 30 years. One of the nation's most wanted fugitives when he fled Boston in 1994, Bulger finally was captured in 2011 in Santa Monica, Calif., where he had been living with his longti...
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Murder trial of reputed mob boss Whitey Bulger to begin in Boston
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James "Whitey" Bulger is no longer the feared man who swaggered around South Boston and later became one of the nation's most-wanted fugitives. At 83, the bright platinum hair that earned Bulger his nickname is all but gone and his reputed status as the leader of a violent gang has passed. But as Bulger's long-awaited trial gets underway, it's clear that the passage of time has done little to diminish Boston's fascination with Bulger. "He's a survivor. He's had a very long shelf life in a profession where that is not typical," said Dick Lehr, who has co-written two books about Bulger, including the biography "Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss." "The many faces of Whitey make him intriguing," Lehr said. Those faces include his early image as a modern-day Robin Hood and harmless tough guy who gave turkey dinners to his working-class neighbors at Thanksgiving and kept drug dealers out of the neighborhood. That image was crushed when authorities began di...
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Bulger case photo ban breach duo sentenced - Belfast Telegraph
Google News - almost 5 years
Telegraph.co.uk Bulger case photo ban breach duo sentenced Belfast Telegraph Social media users have been warned of the consequences of breaching an injunction banning the revelation of the new identities of James Bulger's killers. Also in this Section. Philip awarded top Canadian honour · Measles risk 'at private schools' ... Man spared jail over 'photos of James Bulger's killers'This is Hull and East Riding Man breached ban over Bulger killers' identitiesShields Gazette James Bulger: 2 Facebook and Twitter users walk free from court after sharing ...Daily Mail BBC News -Telegraph.co.uk -The Independent all 39 news articles »
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Philip Leonetti: Killing the Myth of Whitey Bulger and Why I Suggested Killing Him 30 Years Ago
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
When my uncle Nicodemo Scarfo was in La Tuna federal prison in 1983, he placed me in charge of running the day-to-day operations of our crime family in New Jersey from our headquarters just two and a half blocks from the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Two other men from our family, Salvatore "Chuckie" Merlino and Salvie Testa, were running our street operation in South Philadelphia and even though we were in the throws of a bloody mob war with a 4'10 old-school gangster known as "The Hunchback," things were going pretty good for us, especially in Atlantic City. On most days I would meet with gangsters from North Jersey and New York, many of whom came to Atlantic City with an envelope that usually contained several thousand dollars in cash as a tribute payment to my uncle and our family resulting from business they were involved in either Atlantic City or Philadelphia. On more than one occassion I met with gangsters from the Patriarca crime family, an organization based...
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Attorney general takes legal action over online pictures of James Bulger killers - The Guardian
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Daily Mail Attorney general takes legal action over online pictures of James Bulger killers The Guardian A number of individuals could face fines or even imprisonment for posting photographs purporting to be one of James Bulger's killers online, after the attorney general said he planned to launch contempt proceedings. Dominic Grieve is threatening legal action ... James Bulger: Twitter users who posted photos claiming to show boy's killers are ...Mirror.co.uk Attorney General vows to take action over internet users who posted pictures of ...Daily Mail Attorney General in contempt move over images purporting to show Bulger killersThe Independent BBC News -Financial Times -Belfast Telegraph all 24 news articles »
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Attorney general takes legal action over online pictures of Jamie Bulger killers - The Guardian
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Daily Mail Attorney general takes legal action over online pictures of Jamie Bulger killers The Guardian A number of individuals could face fines or even imprisonment for posting photographs purporting to be one of Jamie Bulger's killers online, after the attorney general said he planned to launch contempt proceedings. Dominic Grieve is threatening legal action ... Legal action over online Bulger photosFinancial Times Internet users prosecuted over British child killers' picsAFP Twitter users warned they could face jail over James Bulger killer photosMetro Belfast Telegraph -Daily Mail -BBC News all 17 news articles »
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Timeline
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 86
    Bulger's assets were auctioned off on June 25, 2016, raising $109,000 for his victims.
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  • 2015
    Age 85
    The film Black Mass — released September 18, 2015 in the US — stars Johnny Depp as Bulger and was directed by Scott Cooper.
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  • 2014
    Age 84
    The 2014 documentary film Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger, made by Joe Berlinger, is based on Bulger's trials.
    In September 2014, Bulger entered the Coleman II United States Penitentiary in Sumterville, Florida.
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  • 2013
    Age 83
    On November 14, 2013, Bulger was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment, plus five years.
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    On June 12, 2013, Bulger went on trial in South Boston's John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse before Judge Denise J. Casper on 32 counts of racketeering and firearms possession.
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  • 2006
    Age 76
    In his 2006 memoirs Weeks has stated that, although he is fully aware of the public outcry that would have followed, he regrets not murdering Carr. "His murder would have been an attack on the system, like attacking freedom of the press, the fabric of the American way of life, and they would have spared no expense to solve the crime.
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  • 2003
    Age 73
    John "Jackie" Bulger, a retired Massachusetts court clerk magistrate, was convicted in April 2003 of committing perjury in front of two grand juries regarding sworn statements he gave concerning contacts with his fugitive brother.
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    Following this testimony, Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney waged an extended and ultimately successful effort to get Senator Bulger to resign from the presidency of the University of Massachusetts; Bulger resigned in August 2003.
    In June 2003, William Bulger appeared before the committee, where he was grilled by legislators from both parties.
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    In April 2003, the committee voted "to grant William Bulger immunity to obtain information concerning Whitey's whereabouts and the FBI's misuse of informants."
  • 2002
    Age 72
    In December 2002, William Bulger appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and refused to testify, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
  • 1999
    Age 69
    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.
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  • 1995
    Age 65
    Bulger has been featured on the television show America's Most Wanted 16 times, first in 1995, and finally on October 2, 2010.
    In mid-November 1995 Weeks and Bulger met for the last time, at the lion statues at the front of the New York Public Library, and adjourned for dinner at a nearby restaurant.
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    After fleeing Boston, Bulger and Stanley spent four days over Christmas in Selden, New York, before spending New Year's Day in a hotel in New Orleans's French Quarter. On January 5, 1995, Bulger prepared to return to Boston, believing that it had been a false alarm.
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  • 1994
    Age 64
    In response, Bulger fled Boston on December 23, 1994, accompanied by his common-law wife Theresa Stanley.
    In December 1994 he was informed by retired FBI Agent John Connolly that sealed indictments had come from the Department of Justice and that the FBI was set to make arrests during the Christmas season.
  • 1991
    Age 61
    In the summer of 1991 Bulger and Kevin Weeks, along with associates Patrick and Michael Linskey, came into possession of the winning Massachusetts Lottery ticket, which had been bought at a store he owned.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1984
    Age 54
    On September 13, 1984, Bulger, Weeks and Nee supervised the loading of the Valhalla.
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  • 1982
    Age 52
    Soon after, on May 11, 1982, Bulger, Flemmi, and Weeks were tipped off that Halloran had returned to South Boston.
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    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.
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  • 1981
    Age 51
    In Oklahoma, where Bulger is alleged to have ordered the killing of businessman Roger Wheeler Sr., in 1981, Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris said, "It is our intention to bring Bulger to justice and to be held accountable for the murder of Mr. Wheeler".
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  • 1980
    Age 50
    In 1980 Bulger was approached in South Boston's Triple O's saloon by Louis Litif, a neighborhood bookmaker.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1974
    Age 44
    In 1974 Bulger became partners with Stephen Flemmi, an Italian-American mobster and FBI informant since 1965.
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  • 1973
    Age 43
    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.
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  • 1972
    Age 42
    After the 1972 truce Bulger and the Mullens were in control of South Boston's criminal underworld.
    According to him, 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.
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  • 1971
    Age 41
    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 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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1965
    Age 35
    His third petition for parole, in 1965, was granted after he had served nine years in prison.
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  • 1962
    Age 32
    In November 1962 he was transferred to Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary and, in 1963, to Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1959
    Age 29
    He was transferred from Atlanta to Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, arriving on November 2, 1959, as prisoner #AZ1428.
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  • 1956
    Age 26
    In 1956 he served his first sentence in federal prison when he was sentenced to time in Atlanta Penitentiary for armed robbery and truck hijacking.
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  • 1952
    Age 22
    Nevertheless, he received an honorable discharge in 1952 and returned to Massachusetts.
  • 1950
    Age 20
    He was also arrested by Air Force police in 1950 for going absent without leave.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1948
    Age 18
    Shortly after his release in April 1948 he joined the U.S. Air Force, where his character continued to show.
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  • 1943
    Age 13
    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 1943 14-year-old Bulger was arrested and charged with larceny.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1929
    Born
    Bulger's father, James Joseph Bulger Sr., was from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. After settling in Everett, Massachusetts, James Sr. married Jane Veronica "Jean" McCarthy, a first-generation Irish immigrant. Their first child, James Joseph Bulger, Jr., was born in 1929.
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