Three inmates charged with murder of former Boston mob leader

On Thursday, US prosecutors indicted three inmates for the death of the former leader of the Irish mafia in Boston, on the east coast of the United States.

James “Whitey” Bulger, who was serving a life sentence after being convicted of 11 murders, was found dead in a West Virginia prison where he had been transferred in 2018.

The three men were charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, the US Attorney General for the Northern District of West Virginia said.

Two of the three individuals, Fotios Geas, 55, and Paul DeCologero, 48, were “accused of hitting Bulger multiple times in the head and causing his death”.

A third man, 36-year-old Sean McKinnon, was charged with making false statements to a federal agent.

“Whitey” Bulger, who was also an informant for the FBI investigative police, was 89 years old in 2018.

Bulger, designated by the FBI as the new “enemy number 1” after the death of former al-Qaida terrorist network leader Osama bin Laden, was detained in Los Angeles (US West Coast) in 2011 after 16 years on the run.

“Whitey” Bulger has been the subject of dozens of books and inspired the character played by Jack Nicholson in Martin Scorsese’s film “The Departed” (2006), as well as the character played by Johnny Depp in “Strictly Criminal” (2015).

Author: Lusa/DN

Source: El heraldo

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