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Daily Archives: March 30th, 2013

Stevie Flemmi

Stevie Flemmi

James “Whitey” Bulger is one of  Boston’s most notorious gangsters, who reigned supreme in Boston’s underworld for more than 20 years.  His rise to power, as part of South Boston’s Irish-American Winter Hill gang, was due in part to a remarkable relationship with the FBI.

In exchange for protection, Bulger ratted on mob rivals. It helped the feds flush out mobsters, but also consolidated Bulger’s power. The FBI’s so-called “Deal with the Devil”

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