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'Whitey' Bulger (One of the Ten Most Wanted) was an FBI Informant?

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posted on Jun, 6 2006 @ 06:43 PM
According to testimony provided by an FBI informant, who claims to have worked with James 'Whitey' Bulger under the umbrella of the FBI, 'Whitey' used federally collected data and inside connections to assist in the murders of his enemies.

The FBI has not responded, and has not made any effort (that I'm aware of) to discount the statements, except to say that they have revised their protocols for working with informants to prevent this sort of thing from happening in the future. Here's the article.

Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi said the FBI protected him and fugitive crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger from prosecution in exchange for information about the Mafia.

Members of the Bulger gang also showered several FBI agents with cash as gifts to make sure that protection continued, Flemmi said.

Flemmi testified about other crimes he and Bulger committed while they were FBI informants, including the murders of three other people the McIntyre family claims were killed after Connolly tipped the Bulger gang that they were talking to authorities.

The FBI bears responsibility if what Flemmi says is true, if it goes way beyond Connolly - what a disgrace.

Some will argue this is justified, using the lesser of two evils logic. I don't know what to say about that, except to remind folks that these decisions have bit us in the butt so many times it's not funny. Why do we support some terrorists, and persecute others? Why are we never prepared for the backlash, when the 'friendly' terrorists turn on the hand that feeds?

Here's a pretty decent Wiki on Bulger

The FBI is different now, I think, but we can't just sweep these past mistakes under the rug and call them casualties of a domestic war, especially not when we're making the same mistakes currently, overseas and here at home.

posted on Jul, 23 2006 @ 03:33 PM
If this whole Whitey Bulger stuff is in fact true, and he is technically in protective custody within the FBI, and they know of his whereabouts all the time, it would be the greatest all time betrayal by the highest ranking member of the mafia since, well, ever.

Even more unbelievable than Sammy Gravano's turning on John Gotti.

Makes you wonder how much, if anything, Whitey has been/is getting paid as a CI if in fact it is true and if to this day they are building new cases against other mobsters based on things he is telling them.

One has to think that with 40+ years or so in the mob, Whitey must have hundreds of thousands of tidbits of information waiting to be told to investigators.

Makes me think with the sightings of Whitey being so far and wide, if the FBI is not in fact moving him around every so often so he is not in one continuous place for any stretch of time.

Could be an overactive imagination but, living in the state that was once the headquarters of the New England Mafia when Raymond Patriarca Sr. was alive, one could only imagine as to what is actually going on within organized crime today.

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