Winter Hill Gang http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29658/all en Johnny Depp to star as gangster in 'Black Mass' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/johnny-depp-star-gangster-black-mass <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US star Johnny Depp will play notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in the film "Black Mass", to be directed by Barry Levinson, the producers announced Saturday.</p> <p>The film recounts the fate of the godfather of Boston's underworld who became an FBI informant to get rid of a gangster rival but was eventually arrested in 2011.</p> <p>Adapted from a book by two Boston Globe journalists, "Black Mass" will be directed by Barry Levinson, who won an Oscar for best director in 1988 for "Rain Man." </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/johnny-depp-star-gangster-black-mass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American film directors Entertainment Johnny Depp Johnny Depp Winter Hill Gang AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:30:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744419 at http://www.globalpost.com Jury selection begins in US mobster trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130604/jury-selection-begins-us-mobster-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jury selection began Tuesday in the US federal trial of James "Whitey" Bulger, the notorious Boston gangster arrested in 2011 after 16 years on the lam and charged with 19 murders.</p> <p>The 83-year-old Bulger, the one-time ruthless leader of the Winter Hill Gang who figured on the FBI's 10 most wanted fugitives list, is also facing federal racketeering charges in the Boston courthouse.</p> <p>He appeared in court on Tuesday, clean-shaven and in street clothing -- dark, long-sleeved shirt, jeans and white sneakers -- not orange prison garb. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130604/jury-selection-begins-us-mobster-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Massachusetts Human Interest Massachusetts Winter Hill Gang AFP Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:16:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5851191 at http://www.globalpost.com Accused Boston mobster's lawyer says columnist could taint jury pool http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130607/accused-boston-mobsters-lawyer-says-columnist-could-taint-jury- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Scott Malone</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for accused Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger said a newspaper column on Friday by a journalist named as a potential witness in his trial for 19 murders was a "scathing attack" that could prejudice jurors.</p> <p>Bulger's defense this week took the unusual step of listing journalists, including Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen and reporter Shelly Murphy, on its list of 82 potential witnesses.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130607/accused-boston-mobsters-lawyer-says-columnist-could-taint-jury-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Massachusetts Whitey Bulger Winter Hill Gang Thomson Reuters Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:28:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5852633 at http://www.globalpost.com Accused Boston gangster 'Whitey' Bulger seeks trial delay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130610/accused-boston-gangster-whitey-bulger-seeks-trial-delay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Scott Malone</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for accused Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger on Monday sought to delay the start of his murder trial, arguing they need time to investigate whether or not police turned a blind eye to possible criminal activity of a witness.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130610/accused-boston-gangster-whitey-bulger-seeks-trial-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Massachusetts Crime in the United States James "Whitey" Bulger Winter Hill Gang Thomson Reuters Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:37:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5854348 at http://www.globalpost.com Heated arguments in court on eve of Boston mob boss trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130611/heated-arguments-court-eve-boston-mob-boss-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Scott Malone</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - The lead attorney for Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger shouted over the judge on the eve of his murder trial, accusing state police of turning a blind eye to the purported crimes of a witness who is a former associate of the accused gangster.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130611/heated-arguments-court-eve-boston-mob-boss-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Massachusetts Crime in the United States Winter Hill Gang Thomson Reuters Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:38:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5855412 at http://www.globalpost.com Chief of FBI's Boston office announces plans to step down to take private-sector job http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130611/chief-fbis-boston-office-announces-plans-step-down-take-priv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOSTON - The head of the FBI's Boston office, one of the main law enforcement figures during the Boston Marathon bombing investigation, announced Tuesday that he's stepping down to take a private-sector job.</p> <p>Richard DesLauriers, who's been special agent in charge of the office since July 2010, said he will leave next month after more than 26 years with the FBI.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130611/chief-fbis-boston-office-announces-plans-step-down-take-priv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in the United States Spies War Winter Hill Gang The Canadian Press Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:31:39 +0000 The Canadian Press 5855766 at http://www.globalpost.com Chief of FBI's Boston office, key figure in marathon bombing investigation, stepping down http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130611/chief-fbis-boston-office-key-figure-marathon-bombing-investi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOSTON - The head of the FBI's Boston office, one of the main law enforcement figures during the Boston Marathon bombing investigation, announced Tuesday that he's stepping down to take a private-sector job.</p> <p>Richard DesLauriers, who's been special agent in charge of the office since July 2010, said he will leave next month after more than 26 years with the FBI. He said he has accepted a position as vice-president of corporate security with Penske Corp., a transportation services company, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130611/chief-fbis-boston-office-key-figure-marathon-bombing-investi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in the United States Spies War Winter Hill Gang The Canadian Press Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:30:42 +0000 The Canadian Press 5855765 at http://www.globalpost.com FBI official who led Boston marathon bombing probe, to retire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130611/fbi-official-who-led-boston-marathon-bombing-probe-retire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniel Lovering</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - The head of the FBI's Boston office, who has supervised high-profile investigations including the probe into April's Boston Marathon bombings, will retire next month after more than 26 years with the agency, the bureau said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers, originally from Longmeadow, Massachusetts, has helmed investigations such as the 2010 operation code-named Ghost Stories, in which 10 people were rounded up as suspected Russian spies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130611/fbi-official-who-led-boston-marathon-bombing-probe-retire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime in the United States Human Interest Spies War Winter Hill Gang Thomson Reuters Tue, 11 Jun 2013 23:46:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5855820 at http://www.globalpost.com Trial of US mobster "Whitey" Bulger to begin http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/trial-us-mobster-whitey-bulger-begin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Opening arguments begin Wednesday in the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger, the notorious Boston gangster arrested in 2011 after 16 years on the lam and charged with 19 murders.</p> <p>The 83-year-old Bulger, the one-time ruthless leader of the Winter Hill Gang who figured on the FBI's 10 most wanted fugitives list, is also facing federal racketeering charges in the Boston courthouse.</p> <p>Selection of the 18 jurors for the case was completed Tuesday, and opening arguments are scheduled for Wednesday morning, the federal prosecutor for Massachusetts said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/trial-us-mobster-whitey-bulger-begin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Massachusetts Crime in the United States Human Interest James "Whitey" Bulger Winter Hill Gang AFP Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:45:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5856121 at http://www.globalpost.com Prosecutors call accused mob boss Bulger a 'hands-on killer' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130612/prosecutors-call-accused-mob-boss-bulger-hands-killer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Scott Malone</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors described accused Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger as a "hands-on killer" in the opening statements Wednesday in his long-awaited trial on 19 murders he is said to have committed or ordered in the 1970s and 80s.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130612/prosecutors-call-accused-mob-boss-bulger-hands-killer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Massachusetts Crime in the United States Human Interest James "Whitey" Bulger Winter Hill Gang Thomson Reuters Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:40:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5856105 at http://www.globalpost.com Former hit man expected to testify in Bulger murder trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130617/former-hit-man-expected-testify-bulger-murder-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Svea Herbst-Bayliss</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Jurors are expected to hear more grisly details about reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger's reign of terror in Boston when a former hit man testifies against his ex-boss in the closely watched racketeering and murder trial on Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130617/former-hit-man-expected-testify-bulger-murder-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Massachusetts Crime in the United States James "Whitey" Bulger Winter Hill Gang Thomson Reuters Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:04:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5858635 at http://www.globalpost.com Former 'Whitey' Bulger associate tells of drive-by killings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130617/former-bookie-says-he-lied-protect-whitey-bulger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Scott Malone and Svea Herbst-Bayliss</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - A former criminal associate of James "Whitey" Bulger told jurors hearing the accused mob boss's murder and racketeering trial on Monday about killing rivals in drive-by shootings as his friend rose to power in Boston organized crime circles.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130617/former-bookie-says-he-lied-protect-whitey-bulger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Massachusetts Crime in the United States James "Whitey" Bulger Law Winter Hill Gang Thomson Reuters Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:30:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5859028 at http://www.globalpost.com 'The Executioner' under microscope in trial of accused U.S. mobster Bulger http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130619/the-executioner-under-microscope-trial-accused-us-mobster-bulge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Richard Valdmanis</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Attorneys for accused mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger will seek on Wednesday to paint star witness John "The Executioner" Martorano as a heartless killer whose testimony cannot be trusted in the trial of one of Boston's most feared men.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130619/the-executioner-under-microscope-trial-accused-us-mobster-bulge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Massachusetts Crime in the United States James "Whitey" Bulger Winter Hill Gang Thomson Reuters Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:31:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5861022 at http://www.globalpost.com Confessed killer says did not dictate deal to turn on 'Whitey' Bulger http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130620/confessed-killer-says-did-not-dictate-deal-turn-whitey-bulger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniel Lovering</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - An altar-boy-turned-gang-enforcer told jurors at the trial of accused mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger on Wednesday that he did not set the terms of a deal with prosecutors allowing him to serve just 12 years in prison for 20 murders in exchange for details against his former boss.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130620/confessed-killer-says-did-not-dictate-deal-turn-whitey-bulger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Massachusetts Crime in the United States James "Whitey" Bulger Law Winter Hill Gang Thomson Reuters Thu, 20 Jun 2013 04:06:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5861975 at http://www.globalpost.com Survivor recalls night of terror in 'Whitey' Bulger trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130620/trial-whitey-bulger-returns-evidence-murders <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Scott Malone</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - When she heard a machine gun blast outside the brand-new brown Mercedes she was riding in with her boyfriend and a friend one night in March 1973, Dianne Sussman ducked reflexively.</p> <p>"That's probably the only reason I'm here," Sussman, 63, told the jury at the federal murder and racketeering trial of accused Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130620/trial-whitey-bulger-returns-evidence-murders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in the United States Human Interest Whitey Bulger Winter Hill Gang Thomson Reuters Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:32:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5862323 at http://www.globalpost.com