Sunday, June 16, 2013

Stench From Whitey Bulger's Garage Finally Out

Howie Carr at the Boston Herald is covering the Whitey Bulger trial in Boston.

Thirty-three years — that’s how long the state police had to wait to use their Lancaster Street garage surveillance as evidence in court. But it was worth the wait, because it puts the lie to Whitey’s contention that he barely even knew any Mafia types.

The FBI was aware of the garage as early as January 1980. In a routine 209 report, the G-men mentioned that Whitey Bulger and Stevie Flemmi had gotten a hot car out of the garage to use in their alleged murder of Stevie Hughes’ son, a Charlestown bank robber.

But the FBI had zero interest in following up, or even in informing the staties that there was a new organized-crime clubhouse in the West End. The state cops found it on their own a few months later, set up shop and began taking these film-noir photos. 

Eventually the state police even planted a bug in the couch in the office, but somebody plopped down heavily on the sofa and crushed the bug.

You can read the rest of the column via the below link:

You can also read my Washington Times review of Most Wanted: Pursuing Whitey Bulger, the Murderous Mob Chief the FBI Secretly Protected via the below link:

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