Mafia hit man Fotios “Freddy” Geas may have played an integral role in the killing of one of America’s most notorious gangsters.
Sources close to the investigation told the newspaper that the 89-year-old gangster was the victim of an attack from more than one inmate. Bulger’s body was beaten and his eyes were nearly gouged out.
The New York Times, citing two anonymous Federal Bureau of Prisons employees, said the former kingpin was unrecognizable following the attack.
As the ruler of Boston’s violent Winter Hill Gang, he killed or arranged the murder of nearly 20 people between 1973 and 1985, according to federal authorities. Bulger was also an FBI informant who ratted out the gang’s main rivals, the New England Mafia.
Geas, who is serving a life sentence in USP Hazelton for orchestrating the 2003 assassination of mobster Adolfo “Big Al” Bruno, has reportedly not disputed his role in Bulger’s slaying.
“Freddy hated rats,” private investigator Ted McDonough told the Globe. “Freddy hated guys who abused women. Whitey was a rat who killed women. It’s probably that simple.”