Sein Leben diente als Vorlage für den Film „The Departed“: Jetzt ist der berüchtigte amerikanische Gangsterboss James „Whitey“ Bulger. James Bulger. James Bulger. Artikel zu: James Bulger. James Joseph „Whitey“ Bulger war ein verhafteter US-amerikanischer Verbrecher. Er stand ab als chronologisch Person auf der Liste der zehn meistgesuchten Flüchtigen des FBI. Auf seine Ergreifung waren 2 Mio. US-Dollar ausgesetzt.
James »Whitey« BulgerJames Joseph „Whitey“ Bulger (* 3. September in Boston, Massachusetts; † Oktober in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia) war ein verhafteter. James»Whitey«Bulger. James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger, Jr. (born September 3, - October 30, ) was a former Irish mob boss from South Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
Bulger James Menu di navigazione VideoWhitey Bulger's capture — The \ Bulger developed a reputation as a thief and street fighter fiercely loyal to South Boston. Remember, you can't rat on a rat. Tommy's problems began when he and Jimmy had worked in Triple O's.
Juni Bulger James zu Tribute Von Panem Namen. - Artikel zu: James BulgerKnowing I had to build something on the side, I had concentrated on my shylocking and gambling businesses. L’affaire James Bulger est une affaire criminelle britannique qui a défrayé la chronique en , à la suite de l'enlèvement et du meurtre le 12 février d'un enfant de deux ans, James Patrick Bulger (16 mars - 12 février ), par deux autres enfants (de dix ans), Robert Thompson (23 août ) et Jon Venables (13 août ) , dans un centre commercial de Bootle, près Décès: 12 février (à 2 ans), Liverpool, Merseyside, . James Joseph ”Whitey” Bulger, Jr. (3. syyskuuta Boston, Massachusetts, Yhdysvallat – lokakuuta Länsi-Virginia, Yhdysvallat) oli yhdysvaltalainen rikollinen. Hän oli FBI:n kymmenen etsityimmän henkilön listalla elokuuta alkaen. Hänen löytämiseensä johtavista tiedoista luvattiin kahden miljoonan dollarin palkkio. Hänet pidätettiin vuonna James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger Jr. (/ ˈ b ʌ l dʒ ər /; September 3, – October 30, ) was an Irish-American organized crime boss and FBI informant who led the Winter Hill Gang in the Winter Hill neighborhood of Somerville, Massachusetts, a city directly northwest of Boston. On December 23, , Bulger fled the Boston area and went into hiding after his former FBI handler, John Born: September 3, , Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Venables and Thompson then called for Bulger to come. And still he followed. But no one did anything. The older boys then meandered around Liverpool past shops, buildings, and parking lots.
Some witnesses later remembered seeing Bulger laughing while others remembered seeing him resisting and even screaming for his mother.
One person even saw Thompson kick Bulger in the ribs for resisting. Still, no one did anything. Soon after, a woman saw Thompson punch Bulger and shake him.
But she pulled her curtains and blocked out the scene. But one bystander provided a glimmer of hope — however fleeting — for James Bulger.
With evening approaching, an elderly woman saw Bulger crying, noticed his injuries, and approached the trio to enquire what was wrong.
Apparently satisfied with their explanation, the woman simply told the two boys to take the toddler down to the nearby Walton Lane Police Station.
She called out to them once more as they walked away but they did not look back. Later that night, one of the women saw the news that Bulger was missing.
She phoned the police and expressed regret for not doing something. Not long after the elderly woman sent the boys on their way, Bulger was almost rescued yet again.
A woman concerned for the toddler told Venables and Thompson that she would take the child to the police station herself.
But when she asked another woman nearby to look after her daughter while she did so, that woman refused because her dog did not like children.
And so Bulger slipped away from safety once again. Venables, Thompson, and Bulger then walked into two different stores where they interacted with both shopkeepers who, though suspicious of the older boys, let them go.
Then Venables and Thompson came upon two older boys that they knew. Then they arrived at the railway. The boys hesitated, perhaps reconsidering what they were about to do, and did briefly turn away from the embankment.
But then Jon Venables and Robert Thompson turned back toward the privacy of the deserted railway. Altri progetti. Da Wikipedia, l'enciclopedia libera.
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His family, and Halloran's, eventually filed a civil lawsuit against the U. Both families were awarded several million dollars in damages. However, the verdict was overturned on appeal due to the late filing of the claims.
Throughout the s, Bulger, Flemmi, and Weeks operated rackets throughout eastern Massachusetts including loansharking, bookmaking, truck hijacking, arms trafficking , and extortion.
State and federal agencies were repeatedly stymied in their attempts to build cases against Bulger and his inner circle.
This was caused by several factors. Among them was the trio's fear of wiretaps and policy of never discussing their business over the telephone or in vehicles.
Richard J. Schneiderhan , the crew's only source inside that agency, was valued more highly. During the mids, Bulger began to summon drug dealers from in and around Boston to his headquarters.
Flanked by Weeks and Flemmi, Bulger would inform each dealer that he had been offered a substantial sum in return for that dealer's assassination.
He would then demand a large cash payment as the price of not killing them. Eventually, however, the massive profits of drugs proved irresistible.
Most of South Boston's cocaine and marijuana trafficking was under the control of a crew led by mobster John Shea. According to Weeks, Bulger briefly considered killing Shea, but eventually decided to extort a weekly cut of his profits.
Weeks also said that Bulger enforced strict rules over the dealers who operated on his territory,  : strictly forbidding the use of PCP and selling drugs to children,  : adding that those dealers who refused to play by his rules were violently driven out of his turf.
He quietly served a long prison sentence and refused to admit to having paid protection money to Bulger, Flemmi and Weeks. He repeatedly got in fights with other inmates who accused Bulger of being "a rat.
It would not be until the cooperation of Weeks that Bulger, by then a fugitive, was conclusively linked to the drug trade by investigators.
According to an interview conducted with Globe reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy, Weeks "estimated that Whitey made about thirty million dollars From the start of his involvement with the FBI, Bulger "insisted Bulger also personally donated some of his own weapons.
Before the use of Valhalla , he oversaw a shipment of guns and C-4 in a van at least once. Bulger was annoyed when he learned that the IRA members he supplied had burned the van that contained the weapons.
The final cache included "91 rifles, 8 submachine guns, 13 shotguns, 51 handguns, 11 bullet-proof vests, 70, rounds of ammunition, plus an array of hand grenades and rocket heads.
When Valhalla crew member John McIntyre was arrested "for trying to visit his estranged wife", he confessed his role in the weapons smuggling to the Boston Police.
According to Weeks, when Bulger met with McIntyre in a South Boston house, he hoped to avoid murdering the informant and offered to send him to South America with money and the understanding that he was never to contact his family or friends again.
After interrogating McIntyre over several hours, however, Bulger decided that he did not have the discipline to cut ties with everyone.
He then killed McIntyre and went upstairs to take a nap while Weeks and Flemmi removed the corpse's teeth with a pair of pliers and buried it in the basement.
In the summer of , Bulger and Weeks, along with associates Patrick and Michael Linskey, came into possession of a winning Massachusetts Lottery ticket which had been bought at a store he owned.
Bulger was widely thought to have obtained his share of the jackpot illegitimately. The FBI, by this time considered compromised, was not informed.
After a number of bookmakers agreed to testify to having paid protection money to Bulger, a federal case was built against him under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act RICO.
In and , before the pinches came down, Jimmy and Stevie were traveling on the French and Italian Riviera. The two of them traveled all over Europe, sometimes separating for a while.
Sometimes they took girls, sometimes just the two of them went. They would rent cars and travel all through Europe. It was more preparation than anything, getting ready for another life.
They didn't ask me to go, not that I would have wanted to. Jimmy had prepared for the run for years. He had established a whole other person, Thomas Baxter, with a complete ID and credit cards in that name.
He had even joined associations in Baxter's name, building an entire portfolio for the guy. He had always said you had to be ready to take off on short notice.
And he was. Bulger had also set up safe deposit boxes containing cash, jewelry and passports in locations across North America and Europe, including Florida , Oklahoma , Montreal , Dublin , London , Birmingham and Venice.
In December , he was informed by Connolly that sealed indictments had come from the Department of Justice and that the FBI was set to make arrests during the Christmas season.
In response, Bulger fled Boston on December 23, , accompanied by his common-law wife Theresa Stanley.
On January 5, , Bulger prepared to return to Boston, believing that it had been a false alarm. Boston police detective Michael Flemmi, Stephen's brother, informed Weeks of the arrest.
Weeks immediately passed the information on to Bulger, who altered his plans. Bulger and Stanley spent the next three weeks traveling to New York City , Los Angeles and San Francisco before Stanley decided that she wanted to return to her children.
They traveled to Clearwater, Florida , where Bulger retrieved his "Tom Baxter" identification from a safety deposit box. He then drove to Boston and dropped off Stanley in a parking lot.
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. Juni begann der erste Prozess, in dem er in 32 Fällen von Racketeering , Geldwäsche , Totschlag und Waffenvergehen sowie wegen Beteiligung an 19 Morden angeklagt wurde.
August wurde er nach einem mehr als zweimonatigen Prozess in 31 von 32 Anklagepunkten von einer US-Jury schuldig gesprochen. November für Racketeering und 11 Morde zu doppelt lebenslanger Freiheitsstrafe zuzüglich fünf Jahren verurteilt; bei dieser Gelegenheit bestritt er, als Informant andere Kriminelle verraten zu haben.
Nach Angaben der Gefängnisleitung wurde er unmittelbar nach seiner Verlegung in die Haftanstalt von zwei anderen Häftlingen angegriffen und zu Tode geprügelt; den Tätern werden ebenfalls Verbindungen zum Organisierten Verbrechen vorgeworfen.
William Bulger behauptete stets, praktisch keinen Kontakt zu seinem kriminellen Bruder gehabt zu haben. Auch die im gleichen Jahr entstandene Fernsehserie Brotherhood basierte auf Bulgers Leben und legte den Fokus auf die Beziehung eines Kriminellen zu seinem als Politiker erfolgreichen Bruder.