The move was as smooth as an old fashion Smoothie. It glided past the victim’s families as easily as the Old Smoothies of Ice Capades times twirled past the crowd gathered in Boston Garden. It was the ultimate bait and switch; a perfect execution of the Three Cup Monte; legerdemain that rivaled that of the great Houdini. Rarely do you see people getting their pockets picked in broad daylight and see them then smile and think the people doing the act are benefiting them. They were told to keep their eyes on Whitey while the rest of the gangsters ran away with the loot.
The survivors of those victims allegedly of Whitey Bulger have been told by the Boston U.S. attorney they will be able to divide up money seized from Whitey Bulger at the time of his arrest along with the proceeds realized from the sale of his personal effects. They are also being told that these government officials believe Whitey has hidden stashes of money which they still expect to be able to find by beating up upon poor Catherine Greig. They tell all these people they are duping to come to court this April 28 to watch a former prosecutor now sitting as a judge hammer Greig. They may even arrange for some of them as they did before to speak so they can hurl insults at Greig,
Sometime it seems that in the federal system we are back in the Salem Witch trial days when it comes to dealing with women. Maybe Donald Trump got his training under the Boston judges and prosecutors, Greig has already done more time than a guys who murdered five or more people (Weeks, Salemme) and closing in on ones who killed more than twenty (Martorano and Flemmi),
The multitude of families of victims, a few of whom were innocent, and many victims who through their life styles are implicated themselves in the crimes leading to their demise, greedily dance to the tune played on the prosecutors’ pipes. I’m of the school that if you hang around with gangster or are a gangster yourself you gladly accept the benefits and risks of that life style but should not be heard to complain if there are deadly consequences. How a guy who is planning to hit another guy but gets hit himself becomes a victim whose family is entitled to money bewilders me?
This all comes to mind when I read a comment telling me that Stevie “Benji Ditchman” Flemmi’s house in South Boston that he bought for his parents and where he murdered Debby Davis just sold for over a million dollars by someone he is connected with. All who have been here for any period of time know that Flemmi made Whitey look like an amateur. He was a federal informer (admitted to it) over 30 years.
He committed more than twice the murders that Whitey did. He murdered two women by himself but blamed Whitey. Amazingly he has not been in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons since long before Whitey’s capture — he may be out on the street somewhere — (I’m sure the Boston media knows where he is but is mum on the subject since they dare not cross the prosecutors — acting more like an enslaved press than one that is free) — enjoying the fruits of the deals he made with the Boston trick artists.
Here’s the big con the families of the victims have fallen for — those guys who were the cause of their plight on an equal basis as Whitey or most likely even more — these were real mean and depraved dudes: Martoranos, Flemmi, Salemme, Weeks, Winter, and Nee, they kept all of their ill-gotten gains. These run in the many millions. Yet all of these funds are off-limits to these families.
The prosecutors keep the victim’s eyes on the pretty empty well of Whitey while protecting the big money held by others who are more vicious but are the friends of the prosecutors. Amazingly they get away with it. More amazingly the money recipients think they are getting a good deal.