And Now Boston Mob Boss Whitey Bulger May Be a Pedophile
Add it to list: Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger has now been called a pedophile by his former partner in crime.
In the courtroom drama that leaves Hollywood's version looking a little lackluster, witness Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi cracked under the pressure of a difficult few days on the stand. Gesturing to Bulger, his 84-year-old former boss, he said: "You want to talk about pedophilia, right over there at that table...He had a young girlfriend, 16 years old, he took to Mexico."
Flemmi testified Monday that Bulger strangled his stepdaughter, 26-year-old Deborah Hussey, "with his bare hands," after convincing Flemmi that the her liberal name-dropping had become a threat to the gang. Flemmi, who is now 79 and serving life in prison for 10 murders of his own, was being cross-examined about his sexual relationship with his much-younger stepdaughter when accused Bulger pedophilia.
Bulger is on trial for 19 murders (plus 13 additional counts) after many years working behind the biggest gang-ring Boston has seen in years. If he is convicted, he faces the possibility of life in prison.