Whitey Bulger Biography

James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger, Jr. is an American convicted murderer and former organized crime figure. Based on grand jury testimony from Kevin Weeks's former associates, U.S. prosecutors indicted Bulger for 19 murders. Bulger is the brother of former President of the Massachusetts Senate Billy Bulger.

Beginning in 1975, Bulger served as an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. As a result, the Bureau largely ignored his organization in exchange for information about the inner workings of the Italian American Patriarca crime family. Beginning in 1997, the New England media exposed criminal actions by federal, state, and local law enforcement officials tied to Bulger. For the FBI especially, this has caused great embarrassment. On December 23, 1994, after being tipped off by his former FBI handler about a pending indictment under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, Bulger fled Boston and went into hiding. For 16 years, he remained at large. For 12 of those years, Bulger was prominently listed on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, 2nd behind Osama bin Laden.

On June 22, 2011, Bulger was arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Whitey Bulger
Full Name:
James Joseph Bulger Jr,
Nationality:
United States of America
Ethnicity:
Irish American
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
September 3, 1929 (88)
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Whitey Bulger Timeline
  • 1994-12-23
    Fearing arrest by the FBI, Whitey Bulger flees Boston, and successfully hides from law enforcement for the next 16 years
  • 2011-06-22
    After hiding for 16 years, Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California
  • 2013-08-12
    Whitey Bulger is found guilty on 31 of 32 counts, and is found to have been involved in 11 murders
  • 2013-11-14
    Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years for his crimes
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