Black Mass: Johnny Depp in Hochform – als Gangster James „Whitey“ Bulger dominiert der Superstar den düsteren Thriller „Black Mass“ von Erfolgsregisseur. Als sie Kinder waren, wuchsen John Connolly und James „Whitey“ Bulger zusammen in den rauen Straßen im Süden von Boston auf. Jahrzehnte später, Mitte. 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.
Im Alter von 89 Jahren: US-Gangsterboss „Whitey“ Bulger von Mithäftlingen erschlagenAls sie Kinder waren, wuchsen John Connolly und James „Whitey“ Bulger zusammen in den rauen Straßen im Süden von Boston auf. Jahrzehnte später, Mitte. Black Mass: Johnny Depp in Hochform – als Gangster James „Whitey“ Bulger dominiert der Superstar den düsteren Thriller „Black Mass“ von Erfolgsregisseur. Mit Unterstützung des FBI stieg James "Whitey" Bulger zum Paten von Boston auf, räumte unbehelligt Rivalen und Zeugen aus dem Weg.
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Ihr gesamtes Zylom Bubble Shooter. - InhaltsverzeichnisGreig had been wanted by the FBI since
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, Bulger faced a count indictment, including money laundering, extortion, drug dealing, corrupting FBI and other law-enforcement officials and participating in 19 murders.
He was also charged with federal racketeering for allegedly running a criminal enterprise from to On August 12, , after a two-month trial, a jury of eight men and four women deliberated for five days and found Bulger guilty on 31 counts, including federal racketeering, extortion, conspiracy and 11 of the 19 murders.
They found he was not guilty of 7 murders and could not reach a verdict on one murder. Bulger was sentenced to two life sentences plus five years in prison on November 13, According to the Chicago Tribune , U.
District Judge Denise Casper told Bulger that "The scope, the callousness, the depravity of your crimes are almost unfathomable," during his sentencing hearing.
On October 30, , at around am, Bulger was found unresponsive at a United States Penitentiary in Hazleton, West Virginia, where he was recently transferred.
While Bulger was a distinguished criminal boss in the Boston mob, his younger brother, William Michael "Billy" Bulger born , built a distinguished career in politics, becoming the longest-running president of the Massachusetts senate.
He was also president of the University of Massachusetts but was forced to resign in for refusing to answer questions about his fugitive brother in a congressional hearing.
Before Bulger ran off as a fugitive with his various mistresses, he was involved with former fashion model and waitress Lindsey Cyr, who eventually became his common-law wife in the s.
They had one son, Douglas Glen Cyr born , but the boy died at age six from Reye's Syndrome, after experiencing a severe allergic reaction to aspirin.
In , Bulger was transferred out of a high-security prison in Arizona over concerns about his relationship with a female psychologist who was counseling him, according to the Boston Globe.
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Tipped off by Connolly in advance of the indictment, however, Bulger fled the area. Connolly was later convicted of several crimes. After moving from place to place, Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig, eventually settled in Santa Monica , California, and lived under the assumed identities of Charlie and Carol Gasko.
In mid-June the FBI, which had listed Bulger as one of its 10 most-wanted fugitives since , initiated a public campaign to find Greig. Days later both were apprehended at their home.
Two weeks after his arrest, he pleaded not guilty to the charges. In , while Bulger awaited trial, Greig was sentenced to eight years in prison for her role in helping him elude authorities.
After a two-month trial in , Bulger was found guilty on 31 criminal counts, which included participation in 11 murders.
He was given two consecutive life sentences plus five years. Bulger spent time in several prisons before being transferred to U. Penitentiary Hazelton in northern West Virginia on October 29, The Bureau of Prisons declined to comment last week on why Bulger - who was serving a life sentence - was being moved from the Florida penitentiary.
But according to the Globe, Bulger was transferred to Florida in from another prison in Arizona after his relationship with a female psychologist who was counselling him attracted the attention of prison authorities.
The details of his death have not been announced, but a local union official for correctional workers at the prison told CBS that a "homicide" had occurred on Tuesday morning.
A Department of Corrections statement on Tuesday confirmed his death in custody, and said the FBI had launched an investigation. The statement made no mention of the cause of death, but said that "no staff or other inmates were injured, and at no time was the public in danger.
US Attorney for the Massachusetts district Andrew Lelling said that his office had been informed of Bulger's death, adding: "Our thoughts are with his victims and their families.
Raised in Boston's Irish-Catholic South Boston neighbourhood, he became involved with The Shamrocks gang as a young man, starting off by stealing cars and soon escalating to robbing banks.
He was first arrested for delinquency as a young teenager, and eventually went on to mastermind a criminal empire of loan sharking, gambling, extortion, drug dealing and murder.
After being convicted of armed robbery and hijacking, he was sent to the infamous San Francisco prison-island Alcatraz.