National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Convicted Boston Mob Boss Whitey Bulger Moved to Fla. Prison

Whitey Bulger has been moved to a Florida prison, according to report.

View Comments ()
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger. File photo.

    Convicted former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger has been moved to a Florida prison.

    The 85-year-old former gangster has been moved to U.S. Penitentiary Coleman-2 in Sumter County, Florida, according to a Federal Bureau of Prisons' spokesperson.

    The high-security facility holds nearly 1,500 male inmates. Bulger was previously being held at a prison in Tucson, Arizona. He was transferred Sept. 3. The U.S. Marshall amde the transfer without incident.

    Bulger was the head of Boston's Irish mob and an FBI informant. He was convicted of gangland crimes in the 1970s and '80s and sentenced to life.

    His case became an embarrassment for the FBI as corrupt agents accepted bribes and protected him. Bulger was a fugitive for 16 years until his 2011 arrest in California.