Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wow - They Caught Whitey

Big news in Boston.

Bulger was allegedly the leader of the Winter Hill Gang when he fled in January 1995 after being tipped by a former Boston FBI agent John Connolly that he was about to be indicted. Bulger was a top-echelon FBI informant.
Connolly was convicted of racketeering in May 2002 for protecting Bulger and his cohort, Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, also an FBI informant.
Bulger provided the Boston FBI with information on his gang's main rival, the New England Mob, in an era when bringing down the Mafia was one of the FBI's top national priorities.
But the Boston FBI office was sharply criticized when the extent of Bulger's alleged crimes and his cozy relationship with the FBI became public in the late 1990s.

In spite of all the bad press, his brother Billy is a kind, generous soul. You have to wonder what gets into somebody to make them a callous murderer.

He's on the final stretch in his life. I hope and pray his capture brings him to repentance and reconciliation with Our Lord.


Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Today, Whitey Bulger.
Tomorrow, Bernard Law.

Anonymous said...

I heard John Keller yacking about how evil Bulger was.

Poor man is blind to his own.

Daniel Biedrzycki said...

I just heard about this today while on retreat with the other Boston seminarians. Quite a way to end a retreat!

Carol McKinley said...

Dan, very interesting way to end your retreat! Prayed for all of your vocations and your intentions.

Anonymous said...

Will they let him out on bail?

Carol McKinley said...

I don't know. Good question.

I was wondering if he'd 'win' the lottery.

Daniel Biedrzycki said...

I doubt they'll give him bail, if only because they're afraid of him running.