James J. "Whitey" Bulger, as one of the fugitives on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list, is under ever mounting pressure to become a full-time
FBI/federal prosecutor's elite mob rat. After all, Whitey Bulger is not getting any younger. He's 75-years-of-age and counting. He is currently on
the heart medication Atenolol (50 mg). There's a $1,000,000 bounty over his head.
Of course, Whitey Bulger is already infamous for the hours he has put in as a part-time FBI/federal prosecutor's elite mob rat. What are some of the
similarities and dissimilarities between a part-time and a full-time FBI/federal prosecutor's elite mob rat?
By "elite" I mean the men who have held the highest ranking positions in the American Mafia before and/or up until the moment they agreed to
cooperate with the government.
A fugitive of Whitey Bulger's criminal stature is subject to wide spread scrutiny whether he is in hiding on the run from, or hiding on behalf of,
the federal government. But, the benefits and the perks of a full-timer exceed those of a part-timer. So too does the comparative career longevity of
the full-timer exceed that of a part-timer.
Benefits? Room and board, medical care, witness protection, prosecutorial immunity, access to a new life in a new identity. Perks? The ability a
cooperating witness has to market his name and story as well as to lecture and serve as a consultant.
As a part-time FBI/federal prosecutor's elite mob rat, Whitey Bulger's status was clandestine. His rat status actually enhanced and buttressed his
stature in the underworld. As a full-time federal service provider, Bulger's status will be public. Bulger will be no opportunity to engage in
criminal activity. Suspects will know well in advance exactly who is scheduled to rat on them.
A Whitey Bulger who is cooperating is a mixed blessing for the FBI. Whitey Bulger probably has a huge amount of "new" and potentially damaging
information about FBI corruption in the wake of revelations about and accusation against John J. Connolly Jr. and H. Paul Rico.
Only Uncle Sam knows for sure the individuals whose names are included on his list of FBI/federal prosecutor’s elite mob rats. If he is apprehended or
if he turns himself in to federal authorities, it won't be long before we will be able to add the name "Whitey Bulger" to those on the list.....of
That's still to come....
Ten Most Wanted ..
As you all would have suspected,YES ..The Prince is on there...