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Boston Boss James "Whitey" Bulger Found Guilty

By David Amoruso

It took a while, but the story of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger finally has a fitting ending. A federal jury found him guilty of the murder of eleven people, as well as numerous counts of extortion, money laundering, drug dealing, and firearms possession. The 83-year-old gangster will now spend the rest of what is left of his life in prison.

After deliberating for over 32 hours, over five days, the jury found Bulger guilty of racketeering conspiracy and numerous racketeering acts of murder, extortion, narcotics distribution, money laundering and possession of firearms including machineguns.

They found that he played a role in the murders of Deborah Hussey, Paul McGonagle, Edward Connors, Thomas King, Richard Castucci, Roger Wheeler, Brian Halloran, Michael Donahue, John Callahan, Arthur Barrett and John McIntyre.

Bulger, the former leader of the Winter Hill Gang, ran a vast criminal network that emanated from South Boston and controlled much of the city and the surrounding areas during the 1970s and 1980s. Bulger and his associates engaged in numerous illegal activities such as loansharking, extortion of local business owners and bookmakers, trafficking of narcotics and firearms, and murder. Bulger, and associates under his direction, used violence, threats, and intimidation to carry out these illegal activities.

Another tactic he used to gain dominance and control over Boston’s criminal rackets was one deemed illegal by his fellow gangsters: snitching. Bulger fed information about rival gangsters to the FBI resulting in them being taken off the streets and his gang moving into the opened up territory. The New England La Cosa Nostra family stood no chance against the ratting by Bulger and his right hand Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi and was effectively decimated by the FBI.

During the trial, Bulger was more worried about his street reputation than being found guilty of multiple murders. It was obvious he hated being labeled a rat and snitch. He even denied having been an FBI informant in court.

It doesn’t matter. The true story of Whitey Bulger is already out in the open. After he went on the lam his associates started talking one by one after finding out their former boss had been an informant. When Bulger was arrested in California his victims and their families finally got a chance to see him face justice.

Though it will never undo any of the gruesome crimes committed and ordered by Bulger, justice was served on August 12. Life in prison and being known worldwide as a rat is a fitting punishment for a man who can’t stand prison or the rat label.

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Comment by Gangsters Inc. on August 14, 2013 at 5:20am

Well, with a guy like Whitey Bulger it is nice to be 100 percent sure ;) It ain't over till the fat lady sings, Bulger has shown us that one too many times.

Comment by Gangsters Inc. on August 14, 2013 at 6:01am

Hahaha

Comment by dino ortiz on August 18, 2013 at 4:13pm

Yes sir,like Vincenzo Brazzi stated, everyone had to see this coming. What gets me in not only Whiteys trial but all mob trials is the people that testify against the accuse are just as bad if not worst.Their sentence is then slash ridiculously (Sammy Gravano) and then instead of having all parties guilty of the crimes committed doing life, we have some that get away with murder.I personally would prefer the guy who gave the order and the shooter both pay.There has to be a better way then making a deal with the devil.

Comment by dino ortiz on August 18, 2013 at 7:09pm

Vincenzo,my friend,yea equal pay. Vinny,I'am just saying these guys did the crime they got caught they freaking ratted and now they want to get compensated for the bad choices they made. You know Vinny, kinda want your cake and eat it too.

Comment by Paddy78 on August 30, 2013 at 1:48pm

and whats even worse? here in Boston, you just gotta serve ya 5 yr sentence for various crimes and come out w a book co authored w howie "the snake" carr, right fellas?

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