Black Mass: Johnny Depp in Hochform – als Gangster James „Whitey“ Bulger dominiert der Superstar den düsteren Thriller „Black Mass“ von Erfolgsregisseur. Bereits in seinen Teenagerjahren erarbeitete sich James Joseph Bulger Jr. den Ruf eines schlagfreudigen Diebs – und erfüllte damit viele. James Whitey Bulger was a notorious Boston-based crime boss who spent 12 years on the FBI's Most Wanted Fugitives List while evading law.
Das echte Leben des Mafiosos Whitey Bulger war noch viel wahnsinniger als das in den FilmenJames “Whitey” Bulger, AZ, was no ordinary criminal. When he arrived on Alcatraz in , the soft-spoken Bulger known as simply. James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger, Jr. (born September 3, - October 30, ) was a former Irish mob boss from South Boston, Massachusetts, United States. James Whitey Bulger was a notorious Boston-based crime boss who spent 12 years on the FBI's Most Wanted Fugitives List while evading law.
Jimmy Bulger Menu di navigazione VideoJames \ 10/30/ · Bulger spent 16 years on the lam as one of the nation's most wanted fugitives before he was captured in Santa Monica, Calif., in , along with his girlfriend Catherine Greig. 8/18/ · Whitey Bulger was a prominent figure in Boston's organized crime scene from the s until the mid-'90s when he fled the area. Captured in , he was later found guilty of Content Rating: TV 10/26/ · Whitey Bulger, byname of James Joseph Bulger, Jr., (born September 3, , Dorchester, Massachusetts, U.S.—died October 30, , U.S. Penitentiary Hazelton, Bruceton Mills, West Virginia), American crime boss who, as head of the Boston-area Winter Hill Gang, was a leading figure in organized crime from the late s to the mids. For more than a decade, until his .
In the garage, Bulger was surrounded by FBI agents and local police officers. Greig was also captured and, in March , she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, conspiracy to commit identity fraud and identity fraud.
In June , she was sentenced to 8 years in prison. Jury selection in Bulger's trial began in early June 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.
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Nach Angaben der Gefängnisleitung wurde er unmittelbar nach seiner Verlegung in die Haftanstalt von zwei anderen Häftlingen angegriffen und zu Tode geprügelt; den Tätern werden ebenfalls Verbindungen zum Organisierten Verbrechen vorgeworfen.
William Bulger behauptete stets, praktisch keinen Kontakt zu seinem kriminellen Bruder gehabt zu haben.
Auch die im gleichen Jahr entstandene Fernsehserie Brotherhood basierte auf Bulgers Leben und legte den Fokus auf die Beziehung eines Kriminellen zu seinem als Politiker erfolgreichen Bruder.
Dezember erschien mit der 1. Nel gennaio Bulger era intenzionato a ritornare a Boston, credendo che le operazioni di ricerca fossero state sospese, ma Stephen Flemmi e il fratello Michael nel frattempo furono arrestati.
Il 17 novembre fu dichiarato che la Winter Hill Gang era stata definitivamente sciolta dalla polizia del Massachusetts, con l'arresto degli ultimi membri rimasti.
James J. L'ultimo avvistamento di Bulger prima della cattura del avvenne nel a Londra e poi in Uruguay.
Nel invece vi fu un presunto avvistamento a Victoria in Canada. Il 22 giugno finirono i suoi 17 anni di latitanza; gli agenti dell' FBI lo catturarono in un condominio a Santa Monica insieme alla sua storica compagna Catherine Greig.
Bulger ha affrontato un atto d'accusa per riciclaggio , estorsione , spaccio di droga , corruzione di agenti dell'FBI e verso altri funzionari di polizia e la partecipazione a 19 omicidi.
Il 12 agosto , dopo un processo di due mesi e una discussione di cinque giorni, una giuria di otto uomini e quattro donne ha dichiarato Bulger colpevole su 31 capi d'accusa, tra racket federale, estorsione, associazione a delinquere e 11 dei 19 omicidi, mentre per la non colpevolezza di 7 omicidi e non ha potuto raggiungere un verdetto su un omicidio.
Il 30 ottobre fu assassinato nel carcere federale di Hazelton , nella Contea di Preston. Altri progetti. Tommy Donahue, whose father Michael was shot dead by Bulger in in a hail of bullets intended for someone else, was celebrating the news of the mobster's killing.
Carney Jr. Reached outside his home, Bulger's brother John told NBC10 Boston that he had yet to hear from any prison or federal officials about his sibling's death.
That's all I heard," John Bulger said. As the leader of the Winter Hill Gang, the Irish-American mob boss known for his platinum hair and penchant for violence ruled with an iron fist over three decades.
Bulger amassed an immense amount of power starting in the s, ruthlessly taking out his rivals and remaining one step ahead of law enforcement with the help of a corrupt FBI agent.