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James "Whitey" Bulger

Movie Review: Black Mass

Rob Taub | Posted 09.17.2016 | Entertainment
Rob Taub

Johnny Depp leads an impressive ensemble cast in this well-made story about not only Whitey Bulger, but the FBI agents who empowered his reign as Boston's crime boss for two decades.

Mobster 'Whitey' Bulger Says His Life Was 'Wasted' In Letter Penned From Prison

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.29.2015 | Crime

James "Whitey" Bulger, mobster and convicted murderer, has a simple message for the younger generation: Don't waste your life. In a letter penned i...

Michael McLaughlin

Crooked FBI Agent Claims Higher-Ups Let Whitey Bulger Run Wild | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.18.2014 | Crime

An imprisoned ex-FBI agent backs up claims by Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger that federal officials turned a blind eye to Bulger's violent crim...

On Sundance Official Selection Whitey: United States Of America v. James J. Bulger with Director Joe Berlinger

Quora | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment

These questions originally appeared on Quora. Answers by Joe Berlinger, Director, Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger, Nonfiction fi...

Did The FBI Really Want To Catch 'Whitey' Bulger?

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2013 | Crime

By Scott Malone BOSTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - When she was assigned to the federal task force charged with finding James "Whitey" Bulger ...


The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.12.2013 | Crime

James 'Whitey' Bulger, the man who eluded FBI investigators for 16 years after building a reputation as one of Boston's most ruthless mobsters, was fo...


Reuters | Posted 08.12.2013 | Crime

BOSTON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The jury hearing the racketeering and murder trial of former mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger reached a verdict on Monday, th...

Bulger Wants Stash Of Cash Split Among Alleged Victims' Families

Posted 08.03.2013 | Crime

James "Whitey" Bulger said Friday that he would forfeit $822,000 found inside the walls of his California hideout -- under the condition that the cash...

Is That 'Whitey' Bulger's Pedo Pal?

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.02.2013 | Crime

Among the things James 'Whitey' Bulger might have to explain in open court: What was he doing with a priest defrocked amid a pedophilia scandal? In...

The Murders That Still Haunt My Family

Babette Hughes | Posted 09.26.2013 | Fifty
Babette Hughes

Who are they? What is their background? Do they like the danger and the money? Or hate it. Stay or leave? If they're religious, how do they reconcile their ethical teachings? How are their lives affected?

Steven Hoffer

Key Bulger Trial Witness Found Dead | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.18.2013 | Crime

A key witness in the trial of alleged Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has been found dead, authorities confirmed Thursday. The body of Stephen...

'Whitey' And Former Henchman Curse At Each During Mob Trial

Posted 07.09.2013 | Crime

Put two former gangsters in the same courtroom who have metaphorically stabbed each other in the back and it's no surprise when they start cursing at ...

'Whitey' Curses At FBI Witness

Posted 06.27.2013 | Crime

Reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger who's largely avoided even looking at witnesses testifying against him, today cursed at a retired FBI agent in t...

Michael McLaughlin

Confessed Gangster Says He Turned On Whitey Because He's 'A Rat' | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- An admitted murderer from Boston's fearsome Winter Hill Gang faced relentless questioning about why he’s testifying against fellow ex-gang...

Michael McLaughlin

Whitey's Partner Killed 20 People, But 'Didn't Like Doing Any Of It' | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.18.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- Hitman-turned-government witness John Martorano resumed his testimony against James "Whitey" Bulger Tuesday, describing how his former partn...

Michael McLaughlin

Hitman Testifies On Bungled Murders, Crooked FBI, Broken Heart | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime

A confessed killer who was a member James "Whitey" Bulger's gang testified Monday about numerous murders he said the group committed, including the sh...

Michael McLaughlin

Testimony: 'Killing Assholes Like You' Part Of Whitey's Business | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.14.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- Two elderly ex-bookies testified Friday that they paid tribute money to James "Whitey" Bulger's gang which they said had a reputation for hu...

Michael McLaughlin

Whitey Turned Garage Into Underworld Board Room: Cop | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.14.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- A retired state trooper who monitored Whitey Bulger in 1980 will continue his testimony this morning about the downtown Boston garage where ...

Michael McLaughlin

Has Whitey Turned Yellow? | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.14.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- James "Whitey" Bulger might not be as eager to explain himself as his attorney once promised. Last year, the 83-year-old former gangster...

Whitey Bulger: The Day Has Come

Jon Leiberman | Posted 08.12.2013 | Crime
Jon Leiberman

"He's 4 or 5 steps ahead of everyone... every time." Those words were spoken to me in 2008 by Howie Winter. A founding member of the Winter Hill Gan...

Michael McLaughlin

Hit Men, G-Men, Crooks And Victims: Who's Who At Bulger Trial | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.14.2013 | Crime

It's the biggest mob trial in ages: James "Whitey" Bulger, the head of a ruthless South Boston gang, stands in court accused of 19 murders and other f...

Michael McLaughlin

'Whitey' Bulger Prosecution Wants Jurors 'Afraid Of Their Own Shadow' | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.07.2013 | Crime

The courtroom battle over James "Whitey" Bulger's fate has begun even before the first witness is called and before lawyers present opening statements...

Michael McLaughlin

The Man, The Mobster, The Mayhem: Inside Look At Whitey Bulger Trial | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 06.07.2013 | Crime

When James "Whitey" Bulger steps into a Boston federal court Tuesday, it will be easy to see how the now bald, thin, 83-year-old was able to blend in ...

Bulger Victim's Wife: "This Is Why I Stay and Fight"

Margaret McLean | Posted 08.03.2013 | Crime
Margaret McLean

"This is why I stay and fight--I want to show that my husband Michael was an innocent person and that he wasn't involved with anything having to do with Whitey." Those poignant words came during our wide-ranging conversation with Patricia Donahue several days ago.

Whitey Bulger Trial: Let the Victims Speak

Margaret McLean | Posted 07.28.2013 | Crime
Margaret McLean

If not now, then when? The upcoming trial of Whitey Bulger marks the time for the murdered victims' families to tell the world who and what has been taken from them.