James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger, Jr. (born September 3, 1929) was the leader of the Winter Hill Gang, a group of local criminals based in South Boston, Massachusetts. He served as an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in a controversial arrangement that allowed him to continue with his criminal activities. The disclosure in 1997 by the Boston Globe of the involvement of federal agents with Bulger brought great embarassment to the law enforcement agency.
James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger Jr. (; September 3, 1929 – October 30, 2018) was an Irish-American organized crime boss and FBI informant who led the Winter Hill Gang in the Winter Hill neighborhood of Somerville, Massachusetts, a city directly northwest of Boston. On December 23, 1994, Bulger fled the Boston area and went into hiding after his former FBI handler, John Connolly, tipped him off about a pending RICO indictment against him. Bulger remained at large for sixteen years. After his 2011 arrest, federal prosecutors tried Bulger for nineteen murders based on the grand jury testimony from Kevin Weeks and other former criminal associates.