‘Irish Godfather’ and Mafia ‘rat’ Whitey Bulger killed in prison
At the peak of his nefarious career, James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, the long-ago murderous Boston mob boss, wasn’t one to dwell on his mistakes, even when he killed the wrong guy a few times. Back then, as whispers had it, Whitey was untouchable.
Bulger, whose bloody reign in the Boston underworld was aided by crooked FBI agents in the 1980s and who later went on the run for 16 years, living incognito by the California seashore, was found murdered yesterday while completing the first of his two life sentences. He was 89.