James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger Jr. was an Irish-American crime boss and head of the Winter Hill Gang in Boston, Massachusetts. He was at large from the 1970s until the mid-1990s, where he went into hiding while evading conviction. After fleeing Boston in 1995, Bulger was placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list until his capture in 2011. He was found guilty of federal racketeering, extortion, conspiracy, and the murder of 11 individuals with the judge claiming that the “scope, callousness and depravity of your crimes are almost unfathomable.” Now, let’s take a look at some of the lesser-known facts about Whitey Bulger’s dedication to a life of crime.
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He Was Found Dead In Prison In October 2018
On Monday, October 29, 2018, James “Whitey” Bulger was transferred from Oklahoma to United States Penitentiary, Hazelton in West Virginia. The next morning, he was found dead at 8:20 AM inside the prison.
According to a spokesperson for the US attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, the FBI will be conducting an investigation into his death. Although no further information has been released at this time, it has been assumed that his death was the result of a murder.