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More Details Surface About Whitey Bulger's Time on the Lam
More information was revealed today in the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger, a Boston mob boss who was found living in Santa Monica earlier this week after being on the lam for 16 years. The former gangster testified that he had given money to associates to hide for him over the years. LA Now reports:
In an interview with the FBI on a flight from Los Angeles to Boston, Bulger admitted that he “previously stashed money with people he trusted." But he did not say whether anyone was hiding assets for him now, according to the court records.
Bulger also admitted to visiting Boston a number of times since fleeing the city in 1994, telling authorities that he was loaded up with weapons lest he need them while in town. According to ABC News:
Whitey Bulger told federal officials he dressed in disguise and snuck into Boston "armed to the teeth" to visit close confidants and "take care of unfinished business" while he was living in hiding as a fugitive...
That detail was disclosed in the same LA to Boston flight. To be a fly on that wall...