Notorious Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was found dead Tuesday shortly after being transferred to a federal prison in West Virginia, federal officials said.
The cause of his death was not revealed.
Corrections officials relocated the 89-year-old from a temporary stay at a facility in Oklahoma to the high-security USP Hazelton in Bruceton Mills, W.Va. Prior to Oklahoma, Bulger had been held at US Penitentiary Coleman II in Sumterville, Fla.
A jury convicted Bulger in 2013 on 31 criminal counts for his involvement in 11 murders across the country during his time as leader of the Boston-based Winter Hill Gang. The FBI had been searching for Bulger for 16 years before his arrest.
Well, he was old and had a heart condition. Then again, his involvement with Robert Mueller and the FBI is quite interesting.