James "Whitey" Bulger ist der Hauptantagonist aus dem erschienenen Film Black Mass. Er. James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger, Jr. (born September 3, - October 30, ) was a former Irish mob boss from South Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Sein Leben diente als Vorlage für den Film „The Departed“: Jetzt ist der berüchtigte amerikanische Gangsterboss James „Whitey“ Bulger.
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Primogenito di cinque figli, Bulger crebbe con la famiglia presso un complesso di edilizia pubblica chiamato Old Harbor , noto anche come Mary Ellen McCormick projects , in una situazione di forti ristrettezze economiche.
Memorie di suo fratello William, ex-senatore dello stato del Massachusetts lo descrivono come un bambino introverso, ma al tempo stesso affettuoso.
In questo periodo faceva parte di una gang minorile nota come I Trifogli The Shamrocks. Dal al , Bulger fu nuovamente arrestato per svariati reati tra cui furti, falsificazioni, rapine a mano armata, ecc.
Per tutti questi crimini fu recluso in un carcere minorile, dove rimase fino al Nel fu arrestato dalla AWOL. Nel fu coinvolto nella rapina di un autocarro che trasportava liquori.
Bulger venne catturato nel marzo e condannato a 25 anni di prigione. He would not be arrested again for 46 years. After his release, Bulger worked as a janitor and construction worker before becoming a bookmaker and loan shark under mobster Donald Killeen , whose gang, The Killeens, had dominated South Boston for over twenty years.
A gang war resulted, leading to a string of killings throughout Boston and the surrounding suburbs. The Killeens quickly found themselves outgunned and outmaneuvered by the younger Mullens.
It was during the war that Bulger set out to commit what Weeks describes as his first murder, of Mullen member Paul McGonagle.
However, Bulger instead executed McGonagle's law-abiding brother Donald in a case of mistaken identity. Although [McGonagle] never did anything, he kept on stirring everything up with his mouth.
So Jimmy decided to kill him. Jimmy shot him right between the eyes. It was Donald. I shot Donald. He wasn't healthy anyway. He smoked. He would have gotten lung cancer.
According to former Mullen boss Patrick "Pat" Nee , McGonagle ambushed and murdered O'Sullivan on the assumption he was the one responsible for his brother's killing.
Bulger, realizing he was on the losing side, secretly approached Howie Winter , the leader of the Winter Hill Gang , and claimed he could end the war by murdering the Killeen leadership.
Shortly thereafter, on May 13, , Donald Killeen was gunned down outside his home in the suburb of Framingham. Bulger and the Killeens fled Boston, fearing they would be next.
Nee arranged for the dispute to be mediated by Winter and Joseph Russo, caporegime of the Patriarca crime family in Rhode Island. The two gangs joined forces, with Winter as overall boss.
You're out of business. No more warnings. After the truce, Bulger and the Mullens were in control of South Boston's criminal underworld.
Over the years that followed, Bulger began to remove opposition by persuading Winter to sanction the killings of those who "stepped out of line".
In a interview, Winter recalled that the highly intelligent Bulger "could teach the devil tricks". And when things couldn't be worked out to his satisfaction with these people, after all the other options had been explored, he wouldn't hesitate to use violence.
Tommy King, in , was one example. Tommy's problems began when he and Jimmy had worked in Triple O's. Tommy, who was a Mullins, made a fist.
And Jimmy saw it. A week later, Tommy was dead. Tommy's second and last mistake had been getting into the car with Jimmy, Stevie, and Johnny Martorano.
In , Winter was arrested, along with many members of his inner circle, on charges of fixing horse races. Bulger and Flemmi were left out of the indictments.
They stepped into the power vacuum and took over the leadership of the gang, transferring its headquarters to the Lancaster Street Garage in Boston's West End , near the Boston Garden.
In late August or early September , Bulger and an accomplice reportedly set fire to an elementary school in Wellesley to intimidate U.
One year later, on September 8, , Bulger and an unidentified person tossed a Molotov cocktail into the John F. Kennedy birthplace in Brookline in retaliation for Senator Ted Kennedy 's vocal support for Boston school desegregation.
In , the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI approached Bulger and attempted to recruit him as an informant as part of their effort against the Patriarca crime family.
However, Connolly failed to win Bulger's trust. Although it is a documented fact that Bulger soon followed Flemmi's example, exactly how and why continues to be debated.
Connolly frequently boasted to his fellow agents about how he had recruited Bulger at a late-night meeting at Wollaston Beach inside an FBI-issue car.
After listening to the pitch, Bulger is said to have responded, "Alright, if they want to play checkers, we'll play chess.
Fuck 'em. Weeks considers it more likely that Flemmi had betrayed Bulger to the FBI, given the choice to supply information to the bureau or return to prison.
According to Weeks:  : Connolly kept telling me that 90 percent of the information in the files came from Stevie. But, Connolly told me, he had to put Jimmy's name on the files to keep his file active.
As long as Jimmy was an active informant, Connolly said, he could justify meeting with Jimmy and giving him valuable information.
Even after he retired, Connolly still had friends in the FBI, and he and Jimmy kept meeting to let each other know what was going on.
I could see that a lot of the reports were not just against the Italians. There were more and more names of Polish and Irish guys, of people we had done business with, of friends of mine.
I would see, over and over again, that some of these people had been arrested for crimes that were mentioned in these reports. If there was some investigation going on and his supervisor said, 'Let me take a look at that,' what was Connolly going to do?
He had to give it up. And he obviously had. By , Morris was "thoroughly compromised", having had Bulger buy plane tickets for his then-girlfriend Debbie Noseworthy to visit him in Georgia while he was being trained for drug investigations.
Even after , when Morris was transferred to head up the Boston FBI's anti-drug task force, he remained an accomplice to Connolly and Bulger.
During the discovery phase, Salemme and DeLuca were listening to a tape from a roving bug, which is normally authorized when the FBI has no advance knowledge of where criminal activity will take place.
They overheard two of the agents who were listening in on the bug mention that they should have told one of their informants to give "a list of questions" to the other wiseguys.
When their lawyer, Tony Cardinale, learned about this, he realized that the FBI had lied about the basis for the bug in order to protect an informant.
Suspecting that this was not the first time this had happened, Cardinale sought to force prosecutors to reveal the identities of any informants used in connection with the case.
Wolf granted Cardinale's motion on May 22, On June 3, Paul E. Coffey stated that since Bulger was accused of "leading a criminal enterprise" while working as an informant and was also now a fugitive , he had "forfeited any reasonable expectation" that his identity would be protected.
On September 5, , federal judge Reginald C. Lindsay stated the FBI failed to properly supervise Connolly convicted and jailed in and "stuck its head in the sand" regarding numerous allegations that Bulger and Flemmi were involved in drug trafficking , murder and other crimes for decades.
In February , federal prosecutors indicted numerous members of the Winter Hill Gang, including boss Howie Winter, for fixing horse races.
Bulger and Flemmi were originally going to be part of this indictment, but Connolly and Morris were able to persuade prosecutor Jeremiah T.
O'Sullivan to drop the charges against them at the last minute. Bulger and Flemmi were instead named as unindicted co-conspirators.
Bulger and Flemmi then took over the remnants of the Winter Hill Gang and used their status as informants to eliminate competition.
The information they supplied to the FBI in subsequent years was responsible for the imprisonment of several of Bulger's associates whom Bulger viewed as threats; however, the main victim of their relationship with the federal government was the Patriarca family, which was based in Boston's North End and in Federal Hill , Providence , Rhode Island.
Bulger and Flemmi stepped into the ensuing vacuum to take control of organized crime in the Boston area. Weeks, a bouncer at the bar, said, "He wasn't a big guy, maybe five seven and pounds.
Of Arab descent, he had a mustache like Saddam Hussein. That night, as always, he was talking in his obnoxious loud voice. Even when there were people in the bar, you always knew Louie was there.
Litif had been stealing money from his partners in the bookmaking operation and using the money to traffic cocaine , and had not only refused to pay Bulger a cut of his drug profits but committed two murders without Bulger's permission.
Bulger refused to sanction this, but Litif vowed to proceed. Bulger replied, "You've stepped over the line.
Neben der Verwendung verschiedener Decknamen soll er mittels diverser Verkleidungen durch die Vereinigten Staaten, Kanada , Mexiko und Europa gereist sein.
Nach 16 Jahren auf der Flucht wurde Bulger am Am 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.
Bulger jäi kiinni Santa Monicassa Los Angelesissa Myös naisystävä Catherine Greig pidätettiin. Bostonilaisgangsteri oli kiinni jäädessään vuotias, ja hän ehti olla pakosalla noin 16 vuotta.
Julkisuudessa on epäilty, että Bulger sai olla pakosalla pitkään, koska liittovaltion poliisi ei etsinyt häntä tarpeeksi tehokkaasti. Bulger oli aiemmin toiminut FBI:n tietolähteenä.
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In this case, it was just eight years, at which time the boys would be By all accounts, Venables and Thompson showed no violent or aberrant behavior in prison but instead served their time for the James Bulger murder quietly and without incident.
June 24, Upon their release, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson were given new identities and granted legal anonymity for life due to the public fury that surrounded their trial and the danger of citizens hunting down the infamous James Bulger killers in order to take vengeance.
To date, no significant attempts at vengeance have been made. Today, while Thompson is believed to be assimilating back into society and living a quiet life, the same cannot be said of Venables.
In , he was imprisoned for downloading images depicting various kinds of sexual abuse being inflicted upon male toddlers. Nevertheless, Venables was released.
But in November , Venables was again imprisoned when more child abuse images and a pedophile manual that provided instructions on having sex with kids were discovered on his computer.
Jon Venables was sentenced to three years and four months in prison, not far from half the amount of time he served for joining Robert Thompson in perpetrating the murder of James Bulger a quarter-century before.
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Share Tweet Email. Report a bad ad experience. On 14 July , a woman from Margate in Kent was jailed for three years after sending Twitter messages to Bulger's mother in which she posed as one of his killers and his ghost.
On 25 October , a man was jailed for 26 weeks for stalking Denise Fergus. He had previously received a police warning for stalking her in On 31 January , a man and a woman pleaded guilty to eight contempt of court offences at the High Court after they admitted posting photos on social media that they claimed identified Venables.
Both received suspended prison sentences. On 13 March , actress Tina Malone was given an eight-month suspended prison sentence for posting Venables' identity on Facebook.
In January , a year-old woman from Ammanford received a prison sentence of eight months, suspended for 15 months.
In November , she had published an alleged photograph of Venables on Facebook with the advice "share this as much as possible. Shortly before his release, when aged 17, Venables was alleged to have had sex with a woman who worked at the Red Bank secure unit where he was held.
In April , in the aftermath of his imprisonment, these allegations were outlined in a Sunday Times Magazine article written by David James Smith, who had been following the Bulger case since the trial, and again later in a BBC documentary titled Jon Venables: What Went Wrong?
The female staff member was accused of sexual misconduct and suspended; she never returned to work at Red Bank.
Some time thereafter, he began a relationship with a woman who had a five-year-old child. It is not known whether Venables had already begun downloading child pornography at the time of dating the woman, though he denies having ever met the child.
In , when Venables was 23, his probation officer met another girlfriend of his, who was aged After a number of "young girlfriends", it was presumed that Venables was having a delayed adolescence.
In , a new probation officer noted that he spent "a great deal of leisure time" playing video games and on the Internet. In September that year, Venables was arrested on suspicion of affray , following a fight outside a nightclub; he claimed he was acting in self-defence and the charges were later dropped after he agreed to go on an alcohol-awareness course.
Three months later he was found to be in possession of cocaine; he was subjected to a curfew. On 2 March , the Ministry of Justice revealed that Jon Venables had been returned to prison for an unspecified violation of the terms of his licence of release.
The Justice Secretary Jack Straw stated that Venables had been returned to prison because of "extremely serious allegations", and stated that he was "unable to give further details of the reasons for Jon Venables's return to custody, because it was not in the public interest to do so.
In a statement to the House of Commons on 8 March , Jack Straw reiterated that it was "not in the interest of justice" to reveal the reason why Venables had been returned to custody.
Bulger's mother, Denise Fergus, said that she was angry that the parole board did not tell her that Venables had been returned to prison, and called for his anonymity to be removed if he was charged with a crime.
Venables's return to prison revived a false claim that a man from Fleetwood , Lancashire was Jon Venables. The claim was reported and dismissed in September ,  but reappeared in March when it was circulated widely via SMS messages and Facebook.
Chief Inspector Tracie O'Gara of Lancashire Constabulary stated: "An individual who was targeted four-and-a-half years ago was not Jon Venables and now he has left the area.
On 21 June , Venables was charged with possession and distribution of indecent images of children. It was alleged that he had downloaded 57 indecent images of children over a month period to February , and allowed other people to access the files through a peer-to-peer network.
Venables faced two charges under the Protection of Children Act At the court hearing, it emerged that Venables had posed in online chat rooms as year-old Dawn "Dawnie" Smith, a married woman from Liverpool who boasted about abusing her 8-year-old daughter, in the hope of obtaining further child pornography.
Venables had contacted his probation officer in February , fearing that his new identity had been compromised at his place of work.
When the officer arrived at his flat, Venables was attempting to remove or destroy the hard drive of his computer with a knife and a tin opener.
The judge, Mr Justice Bean , ruled that Venables's new identity could not be revealed, but the media were allowed to report that he had been living in Cheshire at the time of his arrest.
Later the same year, he was cautioned for possession of cocaine. In November , a review of the National Probation Service handling of the case by Sir David Omand found that probation officers could not have prevented Venables from downloading child pornography.
Harry Fletcher, the assistant general secretary of the National Association of Probation Officers , commented that only hour surveillance would have prevented Venables from downloading the material.
Venables was eligible for parole in July On 27 June , the parole board decided that Venables would remain in custody, and that his parole would not be considered again for at least another year.
On 4 May , it was reported that Venables would once again be given a new identity, following what was described as a "serious security breach" which revealed an identity that he had been using before his imprisonment in Details of the breach could not be reported for legal reasons.
In November , it was reported that officials had decided that Venables would stay in prison for the foreseeable future, as he would be likely to reveal his true identity if released.
A Ministry of Justice spokesman declined to comment on the reports. On 23 November , it was reported that Venables had again been recalled to prison for possession of child abuse imagery.
The Ministry of Justice declined to comment on the reports. On 7 February , Venables pleaded guilty to possession of indecent images of children for a second time.
He pleaded guilty via video link to three charges of making indecent images of children and one of possessing a paedophile manual.
He admitted being in possession of category A, category B, and category C child pornography images, and was sentenced to three years and four months in prison.
In September , he was denied parole. On 4 March , Bulger's father Ralph lost a legal challenge to lift the lifelong order protecting Venables' anonymity.
Judge Sir Andrew McFarlane turned down the request, saying that the "uniquely notorious" nature of the case meant that "There is a strong possibility, if not a probability, that if his identity were known he would be pursued resulting in grave and possibly fatal consequences.
In late June , it was reported that British officials had considered resettling Venables in either Canada, Australia or New Zealand due to the high costs behind protecting his anonymity.
The scene in the game involves a computer-generated detective pointing out the picture, which is meant to represent a fictional child abduction that the player is then asked to investigate.
Bulger's family, along with many others, complained and the game was subsequently withdrawn by its UK distributor, GSP.
The game's developer, Legacy Interactive, released a statement in which it apologised for the image's inclusion in the game; according to the statement, the image's use was "inadvertent" and took place "without any knowledge of the crime, which occurred in the UK and was minimally publicised in the United States".