Whitey Bulger

Brutal Boston Mob boss

For nearly three decades, starting in the early 1970s, James "Whitey" Bulger led the Winter Hill Gang, a brutal confederation of the Irish Mafia in South Boston. He fled town in 1994, tipped off by a corrupt FBI agent that he was about to be indicted, and remained one of the most wanted fugitives in America until he was found in 2011, living under an alias in Santa Monica, Calif. He was then brought back to face trial in the city he once terrorized.

On Aug. 12, Bulger was convicted on 31 of 32 counts--including extortion, conspiracy, money laundering and murder....

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