Mob boss 'Whitey' Bulger moved to Brooklyn - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Mob boss 'Whitey' Bulger moved to Brooklyn

Posted: Updated:
James "Whitey" Bulger James "Whitey" Bulger

BOSTON (AP) — Convicted Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger has been moved out of Massachusetts to a federal lock-up in Brooklyn, N.Y., according to the website of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Bulger, 84, had been held at the Plymouth County House of Correction since his capture in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011 after more than 16 years as a fugitive.

Bulger was sentenced by a federal judge earlier this month to two consecutive life sentences plus five years. In August, a jury found him guilty in 11 of the 19 killings he was accused of, along with dozens of other gangland crimes, including shakedowns and money laundering.

It was not immediately clear how long Bulger will stay at the Metropolitan Detention Center before he is permanently assigned to a federal prison. The facility is described as an administrative facility that houses male and female inmates.

A message left with Bulger's attorney, J.W. Carney, was not immediately returned.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston, which prosecuted the case, has made no request related to Bulger's prison assignment, according to a spokeswoman for the office. The bureau is not bound by any recommendations from prosecutors, judges or other parties when determining where an inmate will be housed.

The former boss of the Winter Hill Gang, Boston's Irish mob, Bulger fled the city in 1994 after being tipped off by a former FBI agent that he was about to be indicted. His disappearance became a major embarrassment for the agency when it was learned that corrupt Boston agents had taken bribes from Bulger and protected him for years while he worked as an FBI informant.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Brooklyn NewsBrooklyn NewsMore>>

  • Friday Night Live: August 22, 2014

    Friday Night Live: August 22, 2014

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:34:20 GMT
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this episode: Ace Frehley, Big Sean, Week End Trends, and Chef Luca Manfé of MasterChef.
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this episode: Ace Frehley, Big Sean, Week End Trends, and Chef Luca Manfé of MasterChef.
  • Berg'n: new beer and food hall in Brooklyn

    Berg'n: new beer and food hall in Brooklyn

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:00:35 GMT
    The guys behind the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg are at it again with a new food and booze venue called Berg'n, a new beer hall in Crown Heights. The place doesn't officially open until August 27, 2014, but owners Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler are giving it a test run for special guests, family, and the press.
    The guys behind the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg are at it again with a new food and booze venue called Berg'n, a new beer hall in Crown Heights. The place doesn't officially open until August 27, 2014, but owners Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler are giving it a test run for special guests, family, and the press.
  • Almost all NYC pre-K centers ready

    Almost all NYC pre-K centers ready

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:48:37 GMT
    Nearly all 1,100 facilities providing services in the city's new universal pre-kindergarten program are ready to open on time after passing health and safety inspections. City officials said Friday they expect the eight remaining pre-K schools to remedy violations by Sept. 4's opening day. If they don't, affected children will be temporarily enrolled in other facilities.
    Nearly all 1,100 facilities providing services in the city's new universal pre-kindergarten program are ready to open on time after passing health and safety inspections. City officials said Friday they expect the eight remaining pre-K schools to remedy violations by Sept. 4's opening day. If they don't, affected children will be temporarily enrolled in other facilities.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices