Notorious mobster Whitey Bulger killed at Hazelton

Reports say James "Whitey" Bulger was found dead Tuesday after being transferred to a West Virginia prison.

According to NBC News, the 89-year-old was found dead at USP Hazelton, a high-security prison with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp in Bruceton Mills.

Bulger was convicted in 2013 of murdering 11 people, as well as extortion, money laundering and weapons charges.

Bulger ran the Irish mob for decades and was on the run from authorities for 16 years - and on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for a dozen of those - before being arrested in Santa Monica in 2011. He was serving a life sentence for 11 murders. "No staff or other inmates were injured, and at no time was the public in danger".

When he was captured, Bulger was convicted in 2013 of partaking in 11 murders stretching from Florida to Oklahoma to MA.

Bulger, nicknamed "Whitey" for his bright platinum hair, grew up in a gritty South Boston housing project and became known as one of the most ruthless gangsters in Boston.

Bulger would pen notes on his lawyer's legal pad at his cell in MA back in 2014 and have them delivered via his lawyer to Greig who was detained at a Rhode Island Jail at the time.

Whitey Bulger denied being an informant, even as he insisted he'd had an immunity deal with the former head of the Justice Department's Organized Crime Strike Force in New England.

"And my thing is, as far as I'm concerned, I didn't get a fair trial", Bulger said, when he revealed he would not testify.

A federal judge sentenced him to two life-in-prison terms plus five years in November 2013 and ordered him to pay $19.5 million in restitution and forfeit $25.2 million to the government.

Now 67, Greig pleaded guilty in 2012 to identity fraud and harboring Bulger.

Prosecutors said that Greig had numerous opportunities to leave Bulger or report him, but she never did. According to the Boston Globe, a source said last week that Bulger was expected to be moved to a medical facility due to his deteriorating health.

  • Rogelio Becker