Notorious Boston gangster 'Whitey' Bulger found dead in prison

Infamous mobster Whitey Bulger killed in West Virginia prison

The Boston Herald reported today that convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, 89, who is serving a life sentence, had been moved to USP Hazelton. He had been incarcerated in Arizona, Oklahoma and Florida, prison officials have said, without giving reasons for the moves.

His death comes on the same day that he was transferred to the Hazelton penitentiary in West Virginia, which houses 1,385 inmates, according to reports.

Bulger was previously relocated from a Florida prison to a facility in Oklahoma.

Bureau of Prisons officials and his attorney did not say why he was being moved, but he was known to have medical ailments.

Greig, now 67, helped Bulger evade the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 16 years and was arrested with her lover in Santa Monica, California, on June 22, 2011. His dark life story also inspired several other films, such as The Departed, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2006.

No employees were injured in the incident, but the area was understaffed, Heldreth said.

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Among other things, the jury put Bulger at the center of an ambitious plot by his Winter Hill gang and a retired Boston FBI agent named H. Paul Rico to penetrate the US pari-mutuel industry by taking over the World Jai Alai company. He was finally captured in 2011, and two years later, he was found guilty on 31 charges stemming from his involvement in 11 murders, among a litany of other crimes.

Bulger was born September 3, 1929, in Boston. It's unclear if authorities have determined who played a role in the murder. Even the city's most powerful crime family, the Angiulos, would go to prison, based on information Bulger gave to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"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.

As they called him a coward, a rat, a punk and Satan, Bulger kept his head down and showed no emotion as he scribbled on a pad.

His girlfriend, Catherine Greig, was sentenced to eight years in federal prison in 2012 for identity fraud and helping the mob boss avoid capture.

She may not even know that her beau, the notoriously murderous "Whitey", is dead as she's now detained in Waseca, Minnesota serving out her eight-year jail sentence.

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