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« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2013, 04:22:42 PM »

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/crime/article/Bulger-belongings-could-land-on-auction-block-5024084.php
Bulger belongings could land on auction block
November 30, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger could soon see some of his jewelry, clothes and other belongings on the auction block.

The U.S. Marshals Service will auction off many of the items seized from Bulger's California apartment after his arrest two years ago, The Boston Globe (http://b.globe.com/1ag2xrF) reported Saturday. Authorities say the profits will be split among the families of those who were killed by Bulger.

Federal prosecutors told the newspaper that the items belonging to Bulger and his girlfriend are in storage in Massachusetts and are being appraised.

Officials believe the highest-value items include a claddagh ring estimated to be worth $48,000 and Bulger's replica 1986 Stanley Cup championship ring valued at about $3,000.
 
Bulger also owned a boxing mannequin topped with a hat that was apparently propped in the window of his apartment to make it look as though there was someone keeping lookout. Other items include binoculars, a telescope, camouflage clothing, nine fedoras, 27 pairs of sunglasses, ceramic poodle salt and pepper shakers, assorted porcelain cats and hundreds of books, many with Bulger's handwritten notes scrawled in the margins. There's also a McCain/Palin campaign button and a God Bless America poster.

"The reality is there are lots of people who would be willing to pay money for some or all of the contents of that apartment, and that money is going to victims and victims' families. So we want to do what we can to get as much money as we can for them," First Assistant US Attorney Jack Pirozzolo told the newspaper.

Authorities said they're trying to be sensitive to the victims in the case and have yet to decide whether it is appropriate to cash in on Bulger's notoriety by selling some of the other items, ranging from his blue and white dinnerware to his size 9.5 sneakers.

 
Jason Wojdylo, chief inspector of the asset forfeiture division of the U.S. Marshals Service, said the U.S. attorney's office will decide what to sell. After the court approves a sale, it usually takes up to 60 days to schedule an auction, he said.
 
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« Reply #41 on: December 17, 2013, 10:17:49 AM »

http://www.kvue.com/news/national/236192451.html
Boston gangster Bulger transferred to Okla.
December 17, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur) has been moved to a federal prison in Oklahoma.
The federal Bureau of Prisons website says the 84-year-old Bulger is being held at FTC Oklahoma City, which is described as a federal transfer facility.
It was not immediately clear when he was moved there or why he was moved from his previous prison in Brooklyn, N.Y. Federal prosecutors did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
Prosecutors in Tulsa, Okla., have been deciding whether to move forward with a murder case against Bulger in the 1981 killing of businessman Roger Wheeler.
 
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« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2014, 08:47:52 PM »

http://www.wfaa.com/news/national/247380611.html
Mass. man arraigned in alleged Bulger victim death
February 26, 2014

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded not guilty to murder in the July poisoning death of an alleged extortion victim of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.
Authorities say Stephen Rakes' death was not connected to the Bulger case, but was the result of a business dispute.
The MetroWest Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/OEgJry) 69-year-old William Camuti of Sudbury was arraigned Wednesday in Middlesex Superior Court. He was indicted in November.  ::snipping3::He is held without bail.
Rakes had hoped to testify in Bulger's 2013 trial but wasn't called by prosecutors. Bulger was sentenced to two life terms in a broad racketeering case that included involvement in 11 killings.
Prosecutors say Camuti poisoned Rakes' iced coffee when they met over a business deal, then drove him around for hours before dumping his body.
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« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2014, 08:34:10 AM »

A First Look at Johnny Depp As Whitey Bulger in Black Mass

Plus, photos of the set and upcoming shooting locations for the biopic.

 By Bryanna Cappadona|Arts & Entertainment|May 14, 2014 3:37 pm
http://www.bostonmagazine.com/arts-entertainment/blog/2014/05/14/photos-johnny-depp-whitey-bulger-black-mass-shooting-locations/

We had a few tips for A-list actor Johnny Depp for when he comes to town to shoot his Whitey Bulger biopic, Black Mass, but even despite our expert advice, it looks like Depp has really gotten in touch with his inner Whitey on his own.
 
JohnnyDepp.ru got their hands on some photos of Depp from the set of movie, in costume and all, looking a lot like the crime boss himself. Back when Deadline confirmed that Johnny Depp will play Whitey Bulger in one of many upcoming biopics about the Boston criminal, we were pretty concerned about the casting decision. But although his Boston accent has yet to be heard (which may make or break this role), these pictures show that Depp might actually be a more convincing Whitey than we thought.
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« Reply #44 on: June 20, 2014, 10:08:46 PM »

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/06/19/whitey-bulger-movie-south-boston-casts-critical-eye-black-mass/S7locW9NOXa7jj3vw0p3FJ/story.html?p1=Article_InThisSection_Bottom
South Boston casts a critical eye on ‘Black Mass’
June 20, 2014

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« Reply #45 on: September 04, 2014, 10:56:43 PM »

The article below goes on to say Whitey Bulger was 85 years old yesterday. 


http://www.bostonglobe.com/2014/09/04/bulger/3e6ODExYUaZmIjKMyomtCP/story.html
Whitey Bulger transferred to federal prison in Florida
September 4, 2014

Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has been transferred from a federal prison in Tucson to another high-security federal penitentiary in central Florida.

Bulger, who is serving two life sentences for participating in 11 murders, spent several days at a transitional prison in Oklahoma before he arrived this week at the Coleman II penitentiary in Sumterville, Fla., located about 50 miles northwest of Orlando.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons website says the prison houses 1,448 male inmates.

It is unclear why Bulger was moved. His lawyer, Hank Brennan, said, “I haven’t been notified of any reason why he has been moved to Florida ... the Bureau of Prisons routinely moves people for a variety of reasons.”
 
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« Reply #46 on: June 28, 2015, 12:08:10 PM »

Not to mention all the lives he took and the misery he caused for others than himself and his family.... JMHO


http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/national/whitey-bulger-writes-teens-in-letter-my-life-was-wasted/article_9134c103-d644-5655-a286-aa7038c79f48.html
Whitey Bulger writes teens in letter: "my life was wasted"
June 28, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger has some advice for three Massachusetts high school girls who wrote to him for a school project: crime doesn't pay.

The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1ID2mrE) the 85-year-old wrote in the Feb. 24 letter from federal prison "my life was wasted and spent foolishly." He said he brought "shame + suffering" to his family.

Bulger is serving a life sentence on a 2013 racketeering conviction that included playing a role in 11 murders. He spent 16 years as a fugitive.
 
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« Reply #47 on: October 19, 2015, 09:25:09 AM »

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/19/us-usa-crime-bulger-idUSKCN0SD17920151019
Boston mobster Bulger's girlfriend to face contempt charges
October 19, 2015

Former Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger's longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig, is due in court on Monday to face contempt charges for allegedly refusing to testify about whether anyone helped the couple during their 16 years on the lam.

Greig, 64, is already serving an eight-year sentence in federal prison in Waseca, Minnesota after pleading guilty in 2012 to charges of identity fraud and harboring a fugitive stemming from her years hiding with Bulger.

Bulger, 86, was convicted in 2013 of murdering or ordering the killings of 11 people while he ran the notorious "Winter Hill" gang in the 1970s and 1980s. He is serving a life sentence in a federal penitentiary in Sumterville, Florida.

Prosecutors contend Greig repeatedly refused to testify to a grand jury investigating whether anyone else helped the mobster, who fled Boston in 1994 after a corrupt FBI agent tipped him off that his arrest was imminent.

"The grand jury is entitled to her testimony, and flouting a federal court's order has substantial consequences," Carmen Ortiz, the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, said last month when she leveled the contempt of court charges against Greig.

Federal law sets no maximum sentence for contempt of court. Any additional prison sentence imposed by Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler would be served after Greig's current sentence ends.
 
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« Reply #48 on: April 28, 2016, 08:29:03 PM »

http://abcnews.go.com/US/whitey-bulgars-girlfriend-sentenced-additional-21-months-jail/story?id=38746558
Whitey Bulger's Girlfriend Sentenced to Additional 21 Months in Jail
April 28, 2016

A South Boston woman who spent 16 years on the run with one of Boston’s most notorious gangsters, James “Whitey” Bulger, was sentenced to spend another 21 months behind bars by a federal judge who called her longtime companion “a monster” not worthy of her “love and affection.”

Catherine Greig, 65, is currently serving an eight-year sentence for her role in helping Bulger escape and evade capture after he was tipped to a pending federal indictment by his rogue FBI handler in 1995. She wore a black sweater in court today, her white hair cut short, and smiled at her twin sister Margaret, who was in the courtroom, sitting across from the relatives of two Bulger murder victims.

The couple was captured in June 2011 living in a rent-controlled apartment near the Santa Monica Pier using the monikers Charles and Carol Gasko. Investigators found 30 high-powered weapons in the walls along with a stash of $822,000 in cash. Their bedroom was lined with bookshelves stocked with Bulger’s favorite mob books. Many featured him.

Today’s sentencing dealt with new federal criminal contempt charges stemming from what prosecutors called Greig’s “consistent, dogged and tireless” refusal to cooperate with a grand jury that continues to investigate who, if anyone, helped Bulger while he hid from authorities.

“The public has a right to know who else had a hand,” Assistant United States Attorney Mary Murrane argued. The government wanted the U.S. District Court Justice Dennis Saylor to sentence Greig for 37 months.

Greig’s defense attorney, Kevin Reddington, argued that the only crime his client was truly guilty of was falling in love with the wrong man and said the government was overzealously seeking to punish Bulger’s paramour because she refused to give up “her friends and family.”

“It is obvious that she is a kind, gentle woman who has literally done nothing bad in her life except fall in love with James Bulger and live with him for 16 years until his arrest,” Reddington told the court.

The judge was unmoved.

“Bulger is a monster," the judge said. “Ms. Greig is not remorseful. She is not apologetic. She is not trying to distance herself from Bulger. She is not inclined to change her behavior. She’s an adult she knows the rules. She brought this entirely upon herself."

As for “her only crime here is being loyal to Whitey Bulger, and that she loves him,” the judge added, “I hardly know what to say to that. It’s hard to imagine a less worthy object of love and affection.”

The judge did say he was swayed by Reddington’s argument that the government cut sweetheart deals with Bulger compatriots, including John Martorano, who confessed to killing 20 people but spent just 12 years behind bars.

In addition, a Defendant’s Sentencing Memorandum filed with the court “suggests that the ‘cross reference’ to Bulger’s crimes including murder and RICO violations is a gross due process violation. Greig has pled guilty to a crime of contempt; a non-violent offense.”

The memo also argues that “although the court may consider a virtually unlimited array of facts in determining a fair sentencing, it may not impose a sentence that exceeds the ‘substantively reasonable’ threshold.”

Bulger, 86, is serving a life sentence at a maximum-security prison after a 2013 conviction for 11 murders, racketeering and other federal charges.

Meanwhile, federal officials will hold a public auction in June at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to sell Bulger’s belongings seized from the Santa Monica hideout where the couple lived for more than a decade, part of a way to recoup some of the $25.2 million forfeiture judgment that came with Bulger’s conviction.

Profits from the weekend auction, which will include a coffee mug shaped like a rat, along with the $822,000 in cash found secreted in the walls of the hideout, will be divided among the families of 20 people killed by the gangster or his associates and among several people he extorted, according to court filings. The guns will not be sold at the event, slated to be held from June 24 to June 26, according to court records.

Those victims will also divide Bulger’s Social Security payments and any cash seized from safe deposit boxes and bank accounts uncovered in England and Ireland connected to Bulger.
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