- Bulger verdict explained Boston Globe
PUBLICLY KNOWN addresses: 327 West Fourth Street, South Boston;
1012 Third Street, Santa Monics, California;
Aliases: Thomas F. Baxter, Tom Harris, Tom Bulger, Mark Shapeton, Thomas Marshal, Charles Gasko
Born: September 3, 1929, Dorchester, Massachsuetts
Association: Winter Hill Gang Boss “Irish Mob Boston”
James “Whitey” Bulger name was legendary both in organized crime circles and on the streets of his hometown Southie.Mostly the ones whom held him in high esteem was the Irish Americans.To some others, James “Whitey” Bulger was a heartless thug who killed for pleasure. To others, he seemed a reflection of Robin Hood, stealing from the rich, protecting the poor and keeping his Southie neighborhood free from drugs, in actuality he flooded the neighborhood with drugs, as the public records so reflect.
Whitey Bulger The Making Of A Monster (I.D)
United States of America v. James J. Bulger
From the beginning, Bulger’s life seemed less charmed. Born to James Joseph Bulger Sr. and Jane McCarthy Bulger on September 3, 1929, in Dorchester, Massachusetts, he was the oldest of six children in a household struggling to make a life in post-Depression Boston.His father, a union Laborer and sometimes longshoreman who occasionally worked as a clerk at the Charlestown Navy Yard, lost his arm in an industrial accident when his son was still a boy, sending the family into a spiral of poverty.When Bulger was nine years old, Bulger’s parents moved the family from the North End into a three-bedroom apartment on Logan Way in the Mary Ellen McCormick Housing Project, a series of brick tenements on the fringes of South Boston, also known as Southie (which is not to be confused with Boston’s South End). To his family, he was the brother of Senate President William “Billy” Bulger, one of the most powerful politicians in Massachusetts history.Whoever he was, James “Whitey” Bulger was also, at one point, the most wanted man in America, a title he shared with Osama Bin laden, the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States World Trade Centers in New York City, Washington, D.C., and else- where.
*While there, in the 1950s, he volunteered to ingest massive does of LSD as part of the CIA’s MK-Ultra Program.CIA’s Human experiments conducted on Natural Born United States Citizens.Becoming a human guinea pig earned him (Bulger) a reduction in his sentence. He was transferred to Alcatraz, the Harvard of United States Penitentiaries, where he received the equivalent of a doctorate degree in criminality.An avid reader and a long-range thinker, Bulger studied military history and warfare tactics while locked up, absorbing such classics as Sun TZU’s The Art of War and Machiavelli’s The Prince.He emerged from the penitentiary a master criminal on ACID (thanks to the United States Government’s CIA’s human LSD experiments conducted on Federal Prisoners PROJECT), and was soon in the thick of the mob wars raging in Boston in the 1960s and 1970s, working his way up until he was running the NOTORIOUS WINTER HILL GANG out of South Boston.*See Marino v. CIA, et al., civil action #11-cv-813-RMC. (District of Columbia) ON APPEAL:*See Marino v. CIA, et al., United States Court of Appeals For The District of Columbia #12-5325 (D.C.Cir.2012) PENDING,
Payoffs to corrupted FBI agents:
The streets of Boston was littered with bodies, payoffs to corrupted FBI agents: Michael Buckley, John J. Connolly Jr., John Morris (whom admitted to the payoffs under a grand of immunity). Greed and corruption in all three branches of government: legislative (Senate President: Billy Bulger, etc) , Judicial (Magistrate Bulger in State Court in Boston); Executive Department of Justice: (Jerry O’Sullivan, Jeffrey Auerhahn, FBI agents: Buckley, Connolly, Ring, Morris, Callen, Newton, Gianturco, etc..); It would end, however, on June 22, 2011, in a beachfront community of Santa Monica, California, with the arrest of a frail and elderly Bulger 16 years after he went of the lamb after receiving a tip from FBI agent: Connolly whom had his FBI friends: Buckley and Quinn monitor the federal grand jury to clock when the indictments would come down.Bulger had been running from the law all his life, and good luck with friends in high places: (FBI agents: Connolly, Buckley, Ring, Greenleaf, Assistant United States Attorney’S: Jefferey Auerhahn, Jerry O’Sullivan, etc), helped him evade arrest for decades.
For decades Whitey Bulger, a key figure in Organized Crime circles in Boston, and the leader of a criminal syndicate known as the Winter Hill Gang, led a doublelife. FBI Unknowingly to his counterparts in crime, he served as a confidential informant for the FBI. Bulger’s underworld position made him privy to various and sundry activities of rival gangs, including the mafia.The FBI‘s ardent desire to bring the mafia to heel led it to make a Faustian bargain: in exchange for information about the Mafia activities, the FBI would Protect Bulger and Flemmi and “look the other way” as the duo pursued their own felonious misadventures. This alliance spanned three decades, lasting from the late 1970s well into the 1990s.
John J. Connolly Jr and Michael J. Buckley, members of the FBI‘s organized crime unit, was tasked to “handle” Bulger and Flemmi, Buckley being an alternate handler when Connolly went out of town.Connolly and Bulger had grown up in the same South Boston neighborhood.John Morris, who for the most part of the relevant period headed the organized crime unit in the FBI‘s Boston office, oversaw Connolly and Buckley.Morris admitted to taking money from FBI informant’s Bulger and Flemmi.Then under oath he says that he never knew that John Connolly took any money from Bulger and Flemmi.Whitey has been on the run since 1995 when he was tipped by his long time handler Connolly.
Santa Monica, California:
The agents took him back upstairs to the apartment. Where his 60-year old companion, Catherine Greig, awaited. There the investigators uncovered almost a million dollars in cash and a huge arsenal of weapons.Bulger looked at his longtime live-in girlfriend, on the run with him for all these years, “Honey,” he said, ‘it’s time to go home.”Phones rang in the offices of cops, agents, politicians, lawyers and prosecutors and in the homes and hideouts of crooks gig and small all over the globe. Bulger’s flight had ended.For Whitey Bulger was not just some run of the mill bad guy. He was a mythic figure, a folk hero and ruthless murderer, the great criminal mastermind of our time. loosely portrayed on the silver screen by Jack Nicholson in the Martin Scorsese film “THE DEPARTED,” Bulger ranks on a level with John Gotti, Al Capone andPablo Escobar, and even higher in his hometown of Boston.
On a cool Wednesday evening, June 22, 2011, FBI agents with the Violent Crimes Task Force gathered at the Bureau’s Los Angeles headquarters on Wilshire Boulevard.They were joined by Deputy U.S. Marshals and heavily armed members of the LAPD SWAT team.The agents and cops were wired, tense with anticipation, for they were hoping to take down the FBI’s most wanted man, a criminal who had evaded capture for more than 16 years despite one of the largest worldwide manhunts in the history of the United States.That man, these agents believed, was living with his mistress in an apartment complex in Santa Monica, California just five miles from where the task force had assembled.
How the FBI caught “Whitey” Bulger
James “Whitey” Bulger, criminal mastermind and TOP ECHELON FBI INFORMANT, was wanted for racketeering, extortion and drug dealing, as well as for his alleged participation in at least 19 murders.The agents believed Bulger, now 83 years old, was living under the alias Charles Gasko at 1012 Third Street, two blocks from the beach in Santa Monica, always paying his $1,145 rent on time, always in cash.The painstaking planning centered on how to capture Bulger now that the FBI was convinced it finally had him in its sights.Bulger was considered to be armed and extremely dangerous.An ex-con who had served time in California’s infamous Alcatraz penitentiary, he had sworn he would never be arrested alive.
The Bureau did not want to screw it up this time. For years the agency had been humiliated time after time in locations around the world–from England to Australia, Italy to Ireland–as tips and reported sightings had failed to produce an arrest.Bulger was a phantom. There was rampant speculation that he was in fact the FBI’s least wanted fugitive, that the Bureau was merely making a show of trying to find him for fear of the consequences of his arrest–of what his secrets would reveal not just about the underworld but about the United States Department of Justice and its components itself.
At last the bust was about to go down. Sharpshooters had the tree shaded building surrounded. Fearing a shootout, they decided not to break down the door and go in with guns blazing.Instead they concocted a RUSE to lure the gangster from his lair.Agents contacted the building manager and instructed him to call the apartment.When the man they believed was Bulger answered, identifying himself as Mr. Gasko, the building manager told him a storage locker he was using in the basement of the building had been broken into and asked him to come down to make a claim.
Bulger was a phantom. There was rampant speculation that he was in-fact the FBI’s least wanted fugitive, that the Bureau was merely making a show of trying to find him for fear of the consequences of his arrest–of what secrets would reveal not just about the underworld but about the United States Department of Justice’s system itself.See FBI and United States Department of Justice’s TOP ECHELON INFORMANT Program, in order for a person to be a TOP ECHELON FBI/ Department of Justice Informant he has to be first High Ranking in a Criminal Organization; Second he has to be an accomplished Serial or Professional Killer.
At last the bust was about to go down. Sharpshooters had the tree-shaded building surrounded. Fearing a shootout, they decided not to break down the door and go in with guns blazing. Instead they concocted a ruse to lure the gangster from his liar. Agents contacted the building manager and instructed him to call the apartment. When the man they believed was Bulger answered, identifying himself as Mr. Gasko, the building manager told him a storage locker he was using in the basement of the building had been broken into and asked him to come down to make a claim.
The balding, white-haired man shuffled from the apartment and took the elevator to the basement. He wasn’t noticeably surprised or even upset when he walked into the trap and found a small army of federal agents with guns pointed at his head.“James Bulger!” an agent yelled. “You’re under arrest! Put your hands on your head. Drop to your knees. Lay face down. Hands behind your back.”Agents swarmed around him like paparazzi on Brad Pitt.There was that familiar click and grip of the cuffs around his wrists.”Yes.” he admitted, “I am James Bulger.You got me. “Whitey Bulger smiled. At last he could stop running.
He’s made more than a dozen appearances in federal court in a military armored plated Helicopter in some travels and in other travels to court in unmarked bullet proof armored black Suburban’s, along with Armed to the teeth U.S. Marshals and Navy Seals.He smiles and nods to the media entourage that flocks to every Court appearances.He waves and greets his loyal family members, in particular his brother former Senate President of the Massachusetts Senate for over 17 and a half years and former President of the University of Massachusetts the location and he hosted two Presidential Debates.
His companion, Catherine Greig, was sentenced to eight years in federal prison after pleading guilty to harboring Bulger, a serial killer now charged with over 19 murders under title 18 U.S.C. Section 111, which gives federal authorities jurisdiction over murders normally charged in the state.Greig, is serving her sentence in a low-security women’s penitentiary.Bulger turned 83 in September. He has a heart ailment. People held in custody with medical conditions tend to die. And I’m sure FBI agents: Michael J. Buckley, John Morris, Robert Callen etc. would celebrate so that Bulger does not implicate them in murders.And already the feds are making moves to ensure that the full dimension of Bulger’s complex relationship with FBI agent: Connolly and his superiors Greenleaf, Ahearn, Morris, Ring etc is never brought to light.
Upon Bulger’s return to Boston to face the charges, federal prosecutors handling the case announced he would not be tried for any of the offenses in the original racketeering indictment that covered the period when he was a TOP ECHELON FBI INFORMANT for corrupted FBI agents: Buckley, Connolly, Morris and Ring. Although the records reflect that he committed most of the murders described in the indictment and other murders NOT described in the indictment while he was a full fledge TOP ECHELON FBI informant, which the government is reluctant to admit.A superseding indictment charges him only with the 19 murders he and Flemmi allegedly committed.
The judge imposed a tight gag order on Bulger’s attorney J.W. Carney, who has complained to the court that the order prevents him from talking to potential witnesses and hampering his ability to prepare a defense.Given the machinations on both sides, it’s fair to assume that whatever comes out during the trial–if it takes place–will be a highly attenuated version of what really happened.The judge can simply rule that areas of Bulger’s evidence the government does not want made public are irrelevant, outside the purview of the current indictment or a threat to the National Security of the United States of America, such as the fact that Bulger was a CIA Operative with Executive Immunity to commit murders at the behest of the CIA, in United States and Foreign countries.
Bulger’s upcoming trial is the most anticipated public airing of the biggest law enforcement scandal in the United States history and the particulars both indirectly and directly surround Marino’s case. See United States v. Marino, United States Court of Appeals Numbers: 12-2253 and 12-2324 (1st Cir.2012) (First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston) PENDING.
Theresa Stanley was in a relationship with Bulger for 30 years. She was on a road trip around the country with Bulger in January 1995 when they heard the news on the car radio that Flemmi had been arrested.In her early 70s, Stanley sat for an interview over lunch at Legal Seafoods.A delicate woman still mourning the drug-overdose death of her son, a son Bulger had helped raise (“Jim was very strict,” she remembered of Bulger’s parenting skills)–Stanley was also suffering from Bulger’s betrayal:All the while he was with her, he had tow other mistresses, Catherine Greig and long-time girlfriend Lindsey Cyr, with whom he had a child, a boy named Douglas.”Its hard to understand,” she said over a bowl of lobster bisque, with an un-revealed interviewer. “I don’t know how a man can live so many different lives and keep up so many lies. It must not be easy.”Reminded that Bulger, given his dual role as informer and mobster, was adept at living multiple realities, Stanley gained little solace.She had resisted telling her story because the whole thing brought up too many unhappy memories.She agreed to meet only after her son-in-law Chris “Knuckles” Nilan, a former enforcer for the Montreal Canadians professional hockey team and Bulger confidant, had put in a good word.Stanley confirmed that Bulger had planned for his flight long before he learned of the indictments through his friend FBI agent: Connolly, and Flemmi’s arrest.”He was traveling under his own name while we were together,” she recalled.”But he was aware something was going on back in Boston”.
Once they heard about Flemmi and the warrant for Bulger’s arrest, Stanley said, Bulger immediately stopped using his real name and assumed the identity of Thomas F. Baxter, who had died in January 1979.In 1990 Bulger had obtained a driver’s license in Baxter’s name and had renewed the license again in 1994, a year before he went on the lam.FBI agent: Connolly did in-fact tip off Bulger, Flemmi and Salemme to the federal grand jury indictments through his contacts: Buckley and Quinn in the FBI in Boston whom was monitoring the federal grand jury for agent: Connolly to alert Bulger, Flemmi and Salemme of the indictments against them so that they could flee.It was well established that Bulger, Flemmi and Salemme had already planned their flight and left town by the time the Boston indictments were unsealed, except Flemmi wanted to wait to take care of some business before he would flee.Flemmi made that mistake and got caught.Bulger had phony IDs and cash at the ready.FBI agent Connolly had retired from the FBI four years before the indictments.
As another FBI agent Connolly supporter, former FBI agent: Joe Pistone, known as Donnie Brasco while working undercover for the FBI , explains, “No one is calling a retired agent to tell him they have an indictment against one of his former informants. It isn’t happening. They keep that information close to the vest.”Although Joe Pistone “aka” Donnie Brasco was not in Boston, while FBI agents: Connolly and Buckley were working for the Winter Hill Gang, setting up people to be murdered at the behest of their prized FBI informants: Bulger and Flemmi.Hockey player Nilan believes that in addition to clearing Connolly, Bulger wants to set the records straight on several of the killings attributed to him.Flemmi’s testimony against FBI agent Connolly was clearly and concededly accurate, agent Connolly was corrupted at the core, he and Agent: Buckley took cash payoffs from his TOP ECHELON informants: Bulger and Flemmi in the 1980s through the 1990s to protect their criminal organization from its enemies (according to the government consisted of Vincent M. Marino and Enrico “RICO” Ponzo and law enforcement investigations. State of Florida v. Connolly, (Miami, Florida) Sept. 22, 2008’s Flemmi’s testimony in support.
Lindsey Cyr mother of Bulger’s only child Douglas, who died of complications from Reye’s syndrome when he was six years old–has stories of Bulger few except those closest to him knew.Cyr met Bulger when she was 19 and had a second job as a waitress in a restaurant Bulger frequented while he was working for a construction company soon after his release from prison.She said Jimmy was very quiet and well-behaved,” Cyr told the interviewer, “a gentleman, at least with me.Cyr boyfriend got rough with her one day in the restaurant while Bulger was there having breakfast. “Jimmy took him outside, talked to him for a second and then folded him up with four straight shots,” said Cyr, remembering how Bulger became more than just another customer.Bulger returned to his seat and told her, “That won’t happen again. If it does, I will be forced to become unpleasant.”She started dating the older man. he took her to cookouts at Billy Bulger’s South Boston home, where she met Billy’s wife and their many kids, as well as the brothers’ mother Jean Bulger, to whom Whitey was devoted.”He was still living at home, taking care of his mother,” Cyr said. “I guess that’s something Irish men do.”Other dates were not so relaxed. Twice while out with Bulger, Cyr said, they were caught in gun battles with shooters trying to take him out.”He explained he was reorganizing Southie,” she recalled. There was a mob war raging in Boston at the time between two Irish clans The McLaughlin and the McLean’s, and Bulger landed himself in the middle of it.Most of the murders were committed by Frank “Cadillac Frank” Salemme Sr., Joseph “The Animal” Baron Barboza, Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi, James “Whitey” Bulger, Vincent “The Bear” Flemmi and John “The Butcher” Martorano Total 65 murders attributed to the Irish gang war in which the Boston Herald’s Obituaries were referred to as “The Irish Sports Page.
Eventually they drifted apart. Cyr remembers the last time she heard from Whitey was in January 1995. He called her at three in the morning and told her, “There’s trouble, I’m going away for a while, but everything’s under control. I’ve got insurance, and it’s gold-plated.””Cyr said “I don’t know what kind of insurance he’s got,” Cyr said, “but I honestly believe that several of the people who are walking around should be in jail, and certainly the corrupted FBI agents whom aided and abetted and instigated and fomented the violence. FBI agent John J. Connolly Jr., was NOT the only FBI agent involved but seemed to be the only scapegoat.
James “Whitey” Bulger and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi paid off FBI agents: Connolly and Buckley to protect their criminal organization which they became partners with Frank “Cadillac Frank” Salemme, the payments to FBI agents: Connolly and Buckley was to protect their criminal organization against its enemies (Marino and Ponzo, etc., according to the government) and law enforcement investigations.See State of Florida v. Connolly, ( FBI agent), September 22, 2008’s Flemmi’s testimony in support.Also see United States v. Connolly, ( FBI agent), 341 F.3d 16-29 (1st Cir.2003); FBI agent Connolly was part of the Salemme, Bulger and Flemmi criminal organization and protected it from its enemies and law enforcement investigations.
FBI agent: Michael J. Buckley. received cash payoffs from Bulger and Flemmi in the 1980s through the 1990s before agent: Buckley fraudulently testified against Marino and Ponzo,in front of the 1997 federal grand jury concerning specifically the June 16, 1989 Salemme attempted murder and the conspiracy to murder 14 individually named members of the New England mob from 1989 through 1994, during the period of the payoffs and after.Bulger is now being held in Solitary Confinement in the maximum-security Unit of the prison in Plymouth, Massachusetts.