James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger Jr. (/ ˈ b ʌ l dʒ ər /; September 3, 1929 – October 30, 2018) was an Irish-American organized crime boss and FBI informant who led the Winter Hill Gang in the Winter Hill neighborhood of Somerville, Massachusetts, a city directly northwest of Boston. James 'Whitey' Bulger's family sues US prison staff, claiming mobster was 'deliberately sent to his death' By Sonia Moghe and Ray Sanchez, CNN Updated 1:47 PM ET, Wed November 4, 2020 Family members of Boston crime boss “Whitey” Bulger have filed a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Prisons and 30 unnamed employees of the prison system for failing to protect Bulger. BOSTON (AP) — James "Whitey" Bulger, the murderous Boston gangster who benefited from a corrupt relationship with the FBI before spending 16 years as one of America's most wanted men, was slain in federal prison. Whitet Bulger's accused killer, Freddy Geas, disdained those that cooperated with the authorities, making this hit unsurprising. Infamous Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger has been found dead in a US federal prison in West Virginia. For 30 years, James (Whitey) Bulger was a notorious South Boston mobster and an F.B.I. He was 89. Whitey Bulger was given a "death sentence" when he was transferred to a notorious West Virginia prison under mysterious circumstances, ex-investigator says. Whitey Bulger did have a common law wife at one time in his life. Captured in 2011, he … A witness in the James "Whitey" Bulger case was found dead at the side of the road in Lincoln, Massachusetts just hours after he left the South … Bulger was murdered by three of his fellow inmates following his transfer to the Hazelton penitentiary in West Virginia. 10 photos from outside ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s South Boston funeral Bulger's brother, former Massachusetts Senate President William Bulger, was among those who attended. But the details around his death remain murky. Freddy Geas, the mafia hitman man suspected by authorities of killing gangland boss James "Whitey" Bulger in a West Virginia prison, probably had … Family members of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger Jr. have filed a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Prisons and 30 unnamed employees of the prison system for failing to protect Bulger, who was beaten to death at a West Virginia prison. Whitey Bulger death: West Springfield double-murderer Freddy Geas under scrutiny Updated Jan 29, 2019; Posted Oct 31, 2018 Fotios 'Freddy' … Notorious mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger was brutally beaten in the fatal attack Tuesday at the Hazelton prison in Bruceton Mills, according to law enforcement officials. Whitey Bulger's prison transfer a 'death sentence': Union boss Back to video The 89-year-old should never have been transferred to Hazelton, said Jose Rojas, who represents workers at the Florida prison where Bulger was previously held. Family members of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger Jr. have filed a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Prisons for failing to protect Bulger, who was beaten to death in a West Virginia prison. Whitey Bulger was a prominent figure in Boston's organized crime scene from the 1970s until the mid-'90s when he fled the area. Bulger had just turned 89-years-old when he was sentenced to two life sentences for the … Whitey Bulger killed 02:12 A second suspect has emerged in the killing of notorious Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger.The Boston Globe reports that authorities suspect Paul DeCologero, a … The 89-year-old was discovered unresponsive at … "Either they … Bulger was found unresponsive Tuesday morning at the U.S. penitentiary in West Virginia where he'd just been transferred, and a medical examiner declared him … Boston's Whitey Bulger was beaten to death in prison, and inmates attempted to gouge his eyes out. The family filed the lawsuit New details are emerging about the death of notorious mob boss Whitey Bulger on Tuesday after he was transferred to the general population of U.S. Penitentiary Hazelton, one of the most dangerous prisons in America. Whitey Bulger apparently killed in prison 03:05 BOSTON — A Mafia hit man who is said to hate "rats" is under suspicion in the slaying of former Boston … BOSTON (AP) — A … Law enforcement sources tell CBS News Whitey Bulger apparently was severely beaten by one or more inmates before his death in prison. Exclusive Details: United Passenger Dies After Lying … MURDERED CRIME boss James 'Whitey' Bulger was made to suffer prior to his death if the disturbing details that have surfaced online are to be believed. He also was renowned for having a string of mistresses. Bulger’s end came as something of a shock all around in 2018 when the 89-year-old was beaten to death in his own cell bed by two beefy inmates … Whitey Bulger's family is planning to sue the government to find out the 89-year old gangster was transferred to a violent prison where he was beaten to death within hours of his arrival. One of Boston's darkest villains died in a federal prison in what is being investigated as a homicide. Whitey Bulger was a fearsome gangster who ran a crime syndicate in the Boston area who a federal judge said committed “unfathomable” acts that “terrorized” the city of Boston. James 'Whitey' Bulger's family sues US prison staff, claiming mobster was 'deliberately sent to his death' Whitey Bulger, Boston Gangster, Found Dead in Prison at 89 Fake 'mobsters' tried to extort $198K from a former pizzeria A notorious Boston mob boss serving a life sentence for his part in 11 slayings, James 'Whitey' Bulger, 89, was ailing and confined to a wheelchair on October 30, 2018, when he was slain at the U.S. Penitentiary Hazelton. informer. Shortly after the notorious Boston Mafia boss James “Whitey” Bulger was transferred to the high-security Hazelton penitentiary in West Virginia, he was brutally murdered by fellow inmates. THE family of Boston-Irish mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger Jr are suing for his wrongful death.