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Sunday, August 21, 2022
Three Indicted In Prison Homicide Of Mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger
The U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of West Virginia
released the below information:
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Three men have been indicted in
connection with the beating death of James “Whitey” Bulger (seen in the above mugshot).
Fotios Geas, also known as “Freddy,” age 55, Paul J. DeCologero,
also known as “Pauly,” 48, and Sean McKinnon, 36, were charged on Wednesday
with conspiracy to commit first degree murder.
Geas and DeCologero are accused of striking Bulger in the head
multiple times and causing his death in October of 2018 while all were
incarcerated at United States Penitentiary Hazleton in Bruceton Mills, West
Virginia. In addition to the conspiracy charge, Geas and DeCologero have been
charged with aiding and abetting first degree murder, along with assault
resulting in serious bodily injury.
Geas faces a separate charge for murder by a federal inmate
serving a life sentence.
McKinnon faces a separate charge of making false statements to a
Geas is still incarcerated at USP Hazelton. DeCologero is no
longer being held at USP Hazelton but remains housed in the federal prison
system. McKinnon was on federal supervised release at the time of the
indictment and was arrested today in Florida.
Bulger was 89 years old when he died.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brandon S. Flower and Randolph J.
Bernard are prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The FBI and the
Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Services investigated.
An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendants are
presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
can read my Crime Beat column that features my Q&A with Dick Lehr, the co-author ofWhitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss, via the below link:
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