BOSTON (AP) — A death certificate confirms that notorious Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger died of blunt force injuries to the head in prison last year.
Whitey Bulger letters fetch as much as $1,430 at auction
BOSTON (AP) — Letters written behind bars by notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger have sold for as much as $1,430 at an auction.
In letters, Whitey Bulger fondly recalled old days, Alcatraz
BOSTON (AP) — Locked up for life after 16 years on the run, murderous Boston gang boss James "Whitey" Bulger couldn't stand how much the world around him had changed.
Warden at W.Va. prison where Bulger was killed is retiring
BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va. (AP) — The warden at a federal prison in West Virginia where Boston gangster Whitey Bulger was killed says he's retiring at the end of next month.
The Dominion Post reports U.S. Penitentiary at Hazelton warden Joe Coakley announced his retirement Tuesday. Coakley served as the prison's warden since March 2016.
Bulger’s siblings lay claim to slain gangster’s estate
BOSTON (AP) — Whitey Bulger's siblings are laying claim to the slain Boston gangster's estate as his lawyer plans to seek a wrongful death suit against the federal government.
The Boston Herald reports that former Massachusetts Senate President William Bulger, his brother and three sisters have been listed as beneficiaries of Bulger's estate in Suffolk Probate Court filings.
Whitey Bulger lawyer says he will sue over prison killing
BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for James "Whitey" Bulger says he plans to sue the government over the notorious gangster's prison killing.
Attorney Hank Brennan told The Wall Street Journal that he will bring wrongful death and negligence claims on behalf of Bulger's estate.
Murdered gangster Whitey Bulger hoped for ‘peaceful death’
BOSTON (AP) — Months before he was bludgeoned to death by other inmates, notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger expressed hope for a "peaceful death," newly disclosed letters show.
The 89-year-old described his declining health and his hopes for his demise in several letters to a friend, The Boston Globe reports .
Funeral for gangster Whitey Bulger held in Boston
BOSTON (AP) — A funeral Mass was held in Boston Thursday for notorious gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, who was killed last week hours after he arrived at a troubled West Virginia prison.
The archdiocese of Boston said a private service for immediate family was held at St. Monica Church in South Boston, the once-Irish Catholic stronghold where Bulger grew up and ran his ruthless gang. Bulger's body was present at the service and the burial is private, the archdiocese said.
Bulger prison transfer a ‘death sentence,’ union boss says
BOSTON (AP) — Sending Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger to a troubled federal penitentiary that housed other New England mobsters was like giving him a "death sentence," a prison workers' union official said Friday.
Whitey Bulger’s girlfriend serving prison time in Minnesota
WASECA, Minn. (AP) — The girlfriend of a notorious mob boss murdered in prison this week is serving her time behind bars in Minnesota.
Catherine Greig helped James "Whitey" Bulger evade authorities for 16 years while he was on the FBI's most wanted list. The 89-year-old Bulger was fatally beaten in a federal prison in West Virginia on Tuesday. He was serving two life sentences for 11 murders along with money-laundering and other crimes.
Official: Discipline issues led to Whitey Bulger’s transfer
BOSTON (AP) — Disciplinary issues prompted the transfer of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger to the federal prison where he was beaten to death within hours of his arrival, a federal law enforcement official said Thursday.
Official: Mafia hit man suspected in Whitey Bulger’s slaying
BOSTON (AP) — A Mafia hit man who is said to hate "rats" is under suspicion in the slaying of former Boston crime boss and longtime FBI informant James "Whitey" Bulger, who was found dead hours after he was transferred to a West Virginia prison, an ex-investigator briefed on the case said Wednesday.
A look at the 19 murder victims in Whitey Bulger’s trial
A jury in 2013 concluded that prosecutors proved that James "Whitey" Bulger was involved in 11 murders, didn't prove his involvement in seven murders and couldn't agree on one killing.
Bulger was found slain Tuesday at a federal prison in West Virginia. A glance at all 19 individuals:
—Paul McGonagle, 1974, rival gang member, shot in the back seat of a car.
—Edward Connors, 1975, witnessed O'Toole's killing, shot because Bulger's gang feared he would talk.
Whitey Bulger, Boston gangster, found slain in prison at 89
BOSTON (AP) — James "Whitey" Bulger, the murderous Boston gangster who benefited from a corrupt relationship with the FBI before spending 16 years as one of America's most wanted men, was slain in federal prison. He was 89.
Key events in the life of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger
Key events in the life of James "Whitey" Bulger, the mob boss who was killed Tuesday in a federal prison in West Virginia:
— Sept. 3, 1929: James Bulger is born the second of six children to Irish immigrant parents in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. His platinum hair earns him the nickname "Whitey."
— 1956: Bulger is sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery and is transferred to Alcatraz after being suspected of plotting an escape.
Whitey Bulger transferred to prison in West Virginia
BOSTON (AP) — Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger has been moved again to a prison in West Virginia.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons online inmate log on Tuesday listed Bulger as an inmate at USP Hazelton, a high-security prison with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp in Bruceton Mills.
The 89-year-old Bulger had recently been moved from a prison in Florida to a transfer facility in Oklahoma City.
Zip got zapped.
After spending the past 15 years behind bars, Whitey Bulger’s FBI manservant, John “Zip” Connolly, was hoping that maybe justice would be merciful and he’d win parole by the midterm elections in 2020.
But the 77-year-old fallen G-man learned yesterday that he might not be vertical when his parole comes through … in 2039. But then, who’s to say? John could very well be a spry 98 by then.
The striking host of Bravo’s hit cooking show “Top Chef” was “terrified” when Teamster John Fidler allegedly reached into her chauffeured van outside a Milton restaurant and threatened, “I’ll smash your pretty little face,” federal prosecutors wrote in their brief for the looming labor-dispute trial.
An 80-year-old former associate of notorious Hub mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger was arrested today in connection with the shooting death of an armored truck guard in 1991, officials say.
Ralph DeMasi is accused of killing 52-year-old Edward P. Morlock Sr., of Athol, on May 18, 1991 in the foyer of a Shaw’s Supermarket on Lincoln Street, Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said. Morlock was shot multiple times while carrying money bags, Early said.
Supreme Court rejects Whitey Bulger appeal
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away James "Whitey" Bulger's appeal of his racketeering convictions and life sentence.
The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place Bulger's convictions for playing a role in 11 murders and many other crimes.
The 87-year-old Bulger was a fugitive for 17 years until his arrest in 2011. A jury convicted him in 2013.
BOSTON (AP) — A former high-ranking FBI agent was sentenced Friday to two years of probation for lying on the witness stand during Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's racketeering trial.
Robert Fitzpatrick, 76, was the assistant special agent in charge of the Boston FBI office from 1981 to 1986, during a time when Bulger led a violent gang responsible for more than a dozen murders and simultaneously worked as an FBI criminal informant.