Boston Mob Boss 'Whitey' Bulger Faces Arraignment

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger will be arraigned in a Boston District Court later today. The onetime federal informant is facing 19 counts of murder, dating back to 1999. At today’s court appearance, several family members of Bulger’s victims will meet the alleged crime boss, who inspired Jack Nicholson’s character Frank Costello in "The Departed."

Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen, who followed Bulger for 30 years, was part of a team of reporters that exposed Bulger as an FBI informant.

Guests:

Kevin Cullen

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [1]

Brandt Hardin from Clarksville

Wow, this was the guy that Jack Nicholson’s character in The Departed was based on! As Americans, we idolize and glamorize Mob lifestyles from real street personas to classic and modern movies. What is it about them that catches our attention and our eye so much? Check out http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/01/top-10-gangster-films-of-all-time.html to read about such films as The Departed and their relevance to our celebrity-worshipping culture and let me know what you think.

Jul. 07 2011 06:44 PM

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