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In addition to giving agents secrets, he gave them gifts and cash as well. At Christmas , corrupt agents and police officers received envelopes bulging with cash.
Despite his known involvement in serious crimes, Bulger received protection from the corrupt FBI agents. He was excluded from indictments against members of the Winter Hill Gang, and he engaged in criminal activity with greater impunity.
More and more, Connolly became the actual informer, and even told Bulger about people expected to testify against him.
One of six children born to Catholic Irish-American parents , Whitey — a moniker he was given for his white-blond hair — grew up in a South Boston public-housing project.
His father worked as a longshoreman. Bulger was a troublemaker as a child, and even lived out the childhood fantasy of running away with the circus when he was 10 years old.
Bulger was first arrested when he was 14 years old, for stealing, and his criminal record continued to escalate from there.
As a youth, he was arrested for larceny, forgery, assault and battery, and armed robbery and served five years in a juvenile reformatory.
Upon his release, he joined the Air Force where he served time in military jail for assault before being arrested for going AWOL.
Nonetheless, he received an honorable discharge in After returning to Boston, Bulger embarked upon a life of crime. His offenses grew increasingly large in scale, culminating in a string of bank robberies from Rhode Island to Indiana.
In June , he was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison. He ended up serving nine years, including stints in Atlanta, Alcatraz and Leavenworth. Regardless, after he did his time, Bulger returned to Boston to resume his life of crime.
Bulger and Greig then went on the run together. In his memoirs, Weeks describes a clandestine meeting with Bulger and Greig in Chicago.
Bulger reminisced fondly about his time hiding out with a family in Louisiana. He told Weeks, who had replaced him as head of the Winter Hill Gang, "If anything comes down, put it on me.
He told Weeks, "Every day out there is another day I beat them. Every good meal is a meal they can't take away from me. In mid-November , Weeks and Bulger met for the last time at the lion statues at the front of the New York Public Library Main Branch and adjourned for dinner at a nearby restaurant.
At the end of our dinner, he seemed more aware of everything around him. His tone was a little more serious, and there wasn't as much joking as usual.
He repeated the phrase he had used before that a rolling stone gathers no moss, which told me that he knew he was going to be on the move again.
I got the feeling that he was resigning himself to the fact that he wasn't coming back. Up until then, I always believed he thought there was a chance he had beat the case.
However, at that point, there was something different going on with him. I didn't fully understand all the aspects of his case. It would be another six months before it became clearer.
Yet at that moment, in that restaurant in New York, I sensed that he had moved to a new place in his mind. It was over. He'd never return to South Boston.
Although by this time he was aware of Bulger's FBI deal, he was determined to remain faithful to the neighborhood code of silence. However, while awaiting trial in Rhode Island's Wyatt federal prison , Weeks was approached by a fellow inmate, a " made man " in the Patriarca family, who told him, "Kid, what are you doing?
Are you going to take it up the ass for these guys? Remember, you can't rat on a rat. Those guys have been giving up everyone for thirty years.
In the aftermath, Weeks decided to cut a deal with federal prosecutors and revealed where almost every penny and body was buried. Writing in , Weeks recalled:  : I had known all along, however, that it would not be easy for anyone to capture Jimmy.
If he saw them coming, he would take them with him. He wouldn't hesitate. Even before he went on the run, he would always say, "Let's all go to hell together.
I also knew that Jimmy wouldn't go to trial. He would rather plead out to a life sentence than put his family through the embarrassment of a trial.
If he had a gun on him, he would go out in a blaze of glory rather than spend the rest of his life in jail. But I don't think they'll ever catch him.
The first confirmed sighting of Bulger before his capture was in London in At one point, FBI agents were sent to Uruguay to investigate a lead.
Other agents were sent to stake out the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Normandy , as Bulger was reportedly an enthusiastic fan of military history.
Later reports of a sighting in Italy in April proved false. Two people on video footage shot in Taormina , Sicily , formerly thought to be Bulger and Greig walking in the streets of the city center, were later identified as a tourist couple from Germany.
He was 81 years old at the time of the arrest. According to retired FBI agent Scott Bakken, "Here you have somebody who is far more sophisticated than some year-old who killed someone in a drive-by.
To be a successful fugitive you have to cut all contacts from your previous life. He had the means and kept a low profile.
According to authorities, the arrests were a "direct result" of the media campaign launched by the FBI in fourteen television markets across the country where Bulger and Greig reportedly had ties.
The campaign focused on Greig, describing her as an animal lover who frequently went to beauty salons. Authorities received a tip from a woman in Iceland that Bulger was living in an apartment near a beach in Santa Monica.
Bulger out of his apartment", "arrested him 'without incident', then went in the house and arrested Greig". Immediately after being brought back to Boston, Bulger began talking to authorities.
He said that during his days as a fugitive he often went back and forth across the border to Mexico to buy medicine for his heart disease.
Bulger was arraigned in federal court on July 6, He pleaded not guilty to 48 charges, including 19 counts of murder, extortion, money laundering, obstruction of justice, perjury , narcotics distribution and weapons violations.
In a interview Kevin Weeks expressed surprise at Bulger's decision to cooperate after his arrest. Weeks said, "I don't understand because he's not the same as I remember him.
I can't believe he's so chatty right now. So I don't know what he's doing". No, no one's worried about him. Bulger's companion during his years as a fugitive was his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig, who is almost 22 years younger than Bulger.
Their father was a machinist from Glasgow and their mother was from Canada, as was Bulger's father. Greig met Bulger in her late 20s after she divorced Bobby McGonagle.
She worked as a dental hygienist. Greig had been wanted by the FBI since Greig initially indicated that she would go to trial rather than accept a plea bargain.
On June 12, , she was sentenced to eight years in federal prison. She declined to speak during her sentencing.
In September , Greig was indicted on a charge of criminal contempt stemming from her refusal to testify before a grand jury about whether other people aided Bulger while he was a fugitive.
District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV sentenced Greig, then midway through her sentence for harboring Bulger, to 21 months on the contempt charge, pushing her release date to late Greig has served much of her eight-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution, Waseca in Minnesota ,  but has also been detained at various points in Rhode Island ahead of proceedings in the criminal contempt case.
Greig completed her sentence on July 23, , and has been released from home confinement and electronic monitoring. According to an excerpt of a book on Bulger published by Boston magazine , Bulger only made one friend during his post-sentencing detention,  Clement "Chip" Janis, a young convict who was trusted to run art classes for other convicts.
According to Janis, Bulger was attacked by a fellow convict nicknamed "Retro", whose knife pierced Bulger's neck and skull, and sent him to the prison infirmary for a month.
Bulger was able to start counseling with a prison psychologist at the Tucson facility. His counseling was soon terminated, and he was transferred to the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Florida.
At Coleman, Bulger started to have night terrors, which he attributed to the s experiments where he had been administered LSD.
Casper on 32 counts of racketeering and firearms possession. They also reported themselves unable to agree about the murder of Deborah Davis, though Bulger had already been found liable for her death in a civil suit.
Carney Jr. On November 14, , Bulger was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment , plus five years. Casper told Bulger that such a sentence was necessary given his "unfathomable" crimes, some of which inflicted "agonizing" suffering on his victims.
His health also declined due to a lack of exercise. Bulger was in a wheelchair and had been beaten to death by multiple inmates armed with a sock-wrapped padlock and a shiv.
His eyes had nearly been gouged out and his tongue almost cut off;    a law enforcement official described Bulger as "unrecognizable". Family members, including his brother, former Massachusetts state Senate president William M.
Bulger , and the twin sister of Catherine Greig attended. Bulger is buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery in the Boston Neighborhood of West Roxbury under the Bulger family headstone inscribed with the names of his parents.
There is simply no other explanation for the transfer of someone in his condition and inmate status to be placed in the general population of one of the country's most violent federal penitentiaries.
Bulger born William Bulger served in the military during the Korean War but was never posted to Korea. He was formerly an influential leader of the Democratic Party in Massachusetts.
In a long political career, William rose to become President of the Massachusetts Senate. After his retirement he was appointed President of the University of Massachusetts system.
In December , William Bulger appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and refused to testify, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
I do not know where he has been over the past eight years. I have not aided James Bulger in any way while he has been a fugitive.
Few people probably did. By definition, his was a secretive life. His actions were covert, hidden even from—or perhaps hidden especially from those who loved and cared about him.
The subject that interests so many, the life and the activities of my brother James is painful and difficult for me.
Bulger was moved to the West Virginia prison after being initially housed in Florida and in Tuscon, Arizona, two prisons known for protecting inmates who may be at risk because of their crimes, according to the lawsuit.
According to the Bulger family, no information has been received about an investigation into Bulger's death or his transfer to Hazelton. The family is seeking damages for Bulger's physical and emotional pain and suffering, as well as for wrongful death.
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