Convicted mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, who rose to power as a secret informant to the FBI and counted on FBI agents to help him get away with murder and extortion, has been killed in prison, a source says. He was 89.
At the time of his death, Bulger was serving two consecutive life sentences. He had just been relocated to high-security Hazelton prison in West Virginia.
He lasted less than a day there.