Mid Morning Observations on Monday 6-24

Evil Like Moss Permeates The Trial
Evil Like Moss Permeates The Trial

J.W. Carney goes after Prosecutor Brian Kelly calling his actions a breach of ethics. Kelly apparently suggested that if Whitey wants his voice heard he should take the stand. Carney says that is violating “a sacred privilege” of a defendant not to take the stand.  Carney makes an impassioned plea to allow him to conduct press conferences after the trial each day.  Kelly responds by saying Carney should do his talking in the court and not outside the court.  Kelly accuses Carney of trying to influence the jury with his out of court statements.

Carney also complained that Kelly keeps saying he and co-counsel Brennan are court appointed and paid by the public. He says an indigent defendant has the right to counsel under the Constitution and that Kelly complaining about it is wrong.  He pointed out that all three prosecutors are paid by the government.   Carney says he will appeal the judge’s ruling limiting his right to speak freely to the press which is a violation of the First and Sixth Amendments to the First Circuit.

As far as the evidentiary question I spoke about earlier, the defense counsel waived its hearsay objection so the reports will come into evidence. The defense counsel said they did it so that in cross-examining the witness they also can put in reports.

The reports put in were Whitey’s informant file, a part of Flemmi’s file, and lots of 209 reports (reports of an FBI’s agent contacts with his informants).  Wyshak is showing all the FBI reports attributable to Whitey relating to the suspects in the Halloran homicide.  Whitey blames the Charlestown mob and even names the people who did the shooting and were in the back up car; the Mafia trying to protect Jackie Flemmi***  Salemme because Stevie Flemmi Frankie Salemme is in prison and can tell about the murders the Angiulos committed; Jimmy Flynn because Halloran squealed on him; and some low life criminals who Halloran had been picking on.

Wyshak’s now putting in the contacts between the Boston FBI officer and the Oklahoma FBI office which is investigating the murder of Roger Wheeler. Oklahoma is asking Boston to interview John Callahan which Connolly finally does. He sends report of interview back to Oklahoma.

The first part of morning ends when Wyshak wants an opinion from the witness as to whether Whitey was an informant. We’d spend about a half an hour arguing that point. Wyshak says he doesn’t want to pretend Whitey was not an informant just because he says he wasn’t. Brennan arguing just because the files say he gave information doesn’t mean he did give the information.

It’s all rather silly. Carney and Brennan are driving Wyshak insane over this issue that really has a small bearing on the case. The hundreds of pages of informant information that Connolly said he got from Whitey is already in evidence. Wyshak should let it stand like it is.  He doesn’t need some witness to give his opinion on whether Whitey was an informant; it’s obvious from the file. If Carney and Brennan want to argue against that ton of information, let them.

The bottom line in the case is whether Whitey was an informant or not is really a side issue.  We have 19 people who are dead, allegedly at his hands. 10 prior to the time he became an informant. We have his partners coming in who will testify they were there when he murdered some of these people. Let’s get on with the trial and get away from the phony issue whether he was an informant. I’m surprised how side tracked the case has become on this side issue.


**** Note: I originally typed in the Flemmi name when I meant Salemme.


  1. Alex

    A “stand-up guy” is somebody who doesn’t fish for a 5K using a hook baited with other peoples lives. He doesn’t have to worry about what his cellies will think when he goes out on writs to earn a Rule 31, because, a stand-up guy holds his mud, and, concentrates on “bitting” out his time, day by day, year by year, making the best of a bad situation.

  2. Another Matthew in Texas

    If you believe that the prosecutions targets are 1) convert as many convictions as possible 2) do not allow further embarrassment of law enforcement agency’s and 3) try to provide some rehabilitation to the agencies, this focus on the side show makes sense.

    The difference between an informant gone off the reservation is probably considered a better note in history that a thug who played the feds to be his private, well paid security/espionage crew.

    Enough convictions for the pros to declare themselves the winner is probably a foregone conclusion. However, those convictions will ultimately be pretty empty if in the process the Feds are shown as just as guilty in the crimes as accomplices.

    • Matthew:

      Welcome aboard. Here’s something you may not have known. The name Matthew was once very rare in the US. I grew up and went to high school, college and three years in the service, and back to law school before I knew another Matthew.

      You make a good point but it seems to me the FBI has little to do with today’s show since Marra who has been testifying for two days is a DOJ employee. I agree the prosecutors want 100% conviction on all charges. They will not be happy with any not guilty’s but will pretend happiness if they get a few of the murders. I’m not sure they’re concerned with the agencies because Wyshak is mainly concerned with nailing Whitey.

      They like the idea of an informant who corrupted an FBI agent and that is the theme. That’s as you suggest they there will be little blame on the agency.

      Because there will never be a verdict on the Feds guilt no matter how many charges Whitey manages to beat it will always be spun so that the Feds avoid being involved in the guilt. FBI agent Connolly wa tried in 2002 for leaking information to the gangsters that resulted in murder along with other bribery charges. He was convicted of the bribery and found not guilty of the leaking. The news that came out was he was convicted. Few people figured out what he was convicted of. All they need is convictions to spin the story so it shows a great victory and the Feds with their great ability to propagandize will cover over anything negative.

      Thanks for participating.

      • Another Matthew in Texas

        Thank you for your insightful response and more importantly, thank you for taking the time and effort to create this site. This is my favorite source of analysis of the trial. It is greatly appreciated, many miles away from the HUB.

        After reading Tom Foley’s book, I am of the opinion that there is little difference in the interests between the DOJ and FBI.I am also of the opinion that a significant group of FBI employees were every bit as much a part of the WHG as Weeks, for instance. One goal of the prosecution is to avoid/cover or distract from this, hence the focus on the “side show”. Does focusing on reports, known to be falsified really prove that the defendant was covering his tracks when it is just as easily credible that the reports were falsified to cover the agencies tracks? Strange place to apply so much focus, as you detail in your original article.

        Thank you again, Mr. Connolly for sharing your views in this forum. Your updates are the best part of my morning coffee, well, besides the coffee itself.

        • Another:
          The thanks go to people like yourself who take the time to comment. This comment section is a learning experience for me and others. I’ve been told by my wife often that “the truth is in the people.” I take it to mean many minds working on the same problem will do much better in figuring it out than one. I’ve said it before I’ve been lucky with this blog because I have a motley crew who comment who bring perspectives from all walks of life with one objective in mind to discuss the matters as openly as possible.

          Foley’s book is good but the treatment of the Naimovich story is off a bit as you’ll see when I tell it on Sundays. You’re quite perceptive in you comment that some FBI agents were as much a part of Winter Hill as some of the gangsters. You’ve got me thinking of something that has made me think — I’m still working it through — that I may have missed a big strategy by defense. Maybe your question “Does focusing on reports, known to be falsified really prove that the defendant was covering his tracks when it is just as easily credible that the reports were falsified to cover the agencies tracks?” makes me wonder why so much focus has been on that in the context of the case. I’ll be talking about that in a day or two. Thanks for you input.

      • John Connolly was acquitted of Martorano’s bribery allegation relating to receiving a ring; acquitted of one of Morriss’s allegations that John transmitted $5000 to him from Whitey; acquitted of another similar bribery allegation (I think either from Morris again or from Flemmi or Salemme) relating to a few thousand dollars transmitted from Whitey through John Connolly to MOrris, again, as I recall0. John was convicted of one action related to bribery—one—(that action sounded under both RICO and Obstruction) and that action was transmitting a case of wine with some money in it from Bulger to Morris. Again, it was the only crime he was convicted of during his 23 years as an FBI agent by the Boston Federal jury. We keep slipping back to the falsehoods that John was convicted of accepting “bribes” or transmitting “bribes.” Let’s not distort the historical record. Our federal courts constantly do that at the trial and appellate levels. Let’s be careful here to present the true accounts.

        • William:

          All right. John was convicted of taking a case of wine with a thousand dollars from Whitey and passing it on to Morris as a bribe. He was also convicted of other matters he did after he left the FBI. He was also convicted of second degree murder while he was an FBI agent.

  3. if anyone is interested there is a website theindicted.com guy who runs it is making a film but you can research a lot on the article archives and learn about Timmy Mello one of Salemme’s enforcers and it is really good with some old herald news articles off topic but gives you the reach providence RI had with Patriarca family

    • Doubting,

      Thanks for the reference. Interesting information. Btw, given your roots in Fall River, you must know about Gerard Ouimette. He was running rackets in Fall River back in the early 90s until he got sent away for life in 1995. He came out with a book last year: What Price Providence? A good, detailed insider’s look at the mob, such as the relationship he had with Raymond LS and a bunch of the main mob guys in RI during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Also his connections with Gotti, Delacroce, and the Gambino family, as well as his visits to Larry Baione and Boston mobsters.

      Anyway, if you have any references to information on Ouimette, they would be of great interest to me.

      • Jon:

        Thanks for the book reference/

      • Jon- I must say when it comes to these topics and individuals in organized crime you and I seem to have a serious interest in the same era and particular groups. THE FRENCHMAN as he calls himself was a serious dude, when he made is way to Fall river he lived on pleasant street, actually ended up being where he got arrested for good. A lot of heroin and cocaine moved on that long strip,Ouimette controlled most of it with Timmy Mello. A guy named Edward Pappas was Ouimette’s right hand man it was actually his property on pleasant street where Ouimette got taken down. They all congregated at a pool hall on pleasant st. owned by Pappas. JON take a look at 2 cases when they shook down David Duxbury of the satin doll strip club, also the Paul Calenda extortion.

        • Doubting,

          Thanks for additional info. I’m familiar with both cases. Read some years ago the Providence Journal’s six-part series on Bob Buehne, the mob associate turned informant who helped put away Ouimette. Yes, the Frenchman was a serious dude. It’s very interesting to read his book. You get a genuine detailed self-serving wiseguy view of where things stand. Discusses both of those cases and more, like his friendship with Bucky Barret. He was a psychopath, but his book is a fascinating read.

          • Jon- The mass media focuses mostly on what I guess you would call the the BIG TIME names of oc , But I have found that the smaller names and lower keyed guys are actually are a huge part to keep the machined as well oiled as possible and sometimes they are even more evil than the guys at the top.

        • Doubting,

          One other question: ever hear of a guy named Gerry Tillinghast? What do you know about him if anything?

          • Jon- I only know that he did like 29 yrs in jail for a murder, Tillinghast is a Rhode Island guy, he only lasted like a year out before he went right back to his drug and gambling business and went back to jail. He has a nephew who got in some trouble with a union corruption kind of thing.

    • Doubting:

      Thanks Sounds like some of the people here will put it to good use.

  4. I am sure Matt will comment on this but according to my hometown NY Daily News, whitey was overheard saying, “I’m no f—ing informant” today in court. It was heard by people in earshot of him and he was speaking to both of his lawyers. He is obviously holding onto that pipe dream and no one should believe that but all it takes in one juror …… Matt, I thought Morris was going to be called today?, who is James Marra? Have not heard his name mentioned ever, only Morris, Ring, Sarhartt and Fitzpatrick for FBI SAC during bulger’s reign. Btw, you had told me to search “Attardo” on this blog to see list of witnesses to be called but it came up empty when I searched for it. Can you confirm that? Thanks as always for keeping it real.

    • SJM:

      I didn’t hear him say it but other reports have him saying it. I noticed you wrote f—ing which I probably should have wrote without spellling out the word but today I considered it and thought my audience here is old enough for the word although I mostly avoid using it and felt it gives a good feel of the type of person we are considering. I think maybe we could go about getting signatures for Whitey seeing how many people believe he isn’t an informant. We’d only need one sheet of paper.

      Weepy John Morris will be in tomorrow after Marra. I want to do a post on him before he takes the stand

      Sorry to give you a bum steer on the witness list. I have a way to search through comments which I don’t think the general public has. For a copy of the witness list Google my post “Whitey Bulger’s Witness List Kicks Up The Excitement” and go to the comments section. The list is way down in that post.

  5. C and B have done a quality job in focusing on the informant issue. If the jury believes WB is not an informant then all those 209s are fictional and government inventions. Then what else in the government’s case is bogus? A few things or everything? If they find the prosecution is fabricating things it wouldn’t be a huge step to disbelieve it’s entire case. On the other hand if it is shown he was an informant who helped lock up the top guys in the Boston Mafia doesn’t it provide the defense a strong betrayal argument. 2. Thank you Jon for the info on Salemmi’s rise to the top. 3. Agree with the assessment that parading gangsters and bookies in front of the jury makes for an unpersuasive case. Many were murdered and Gucci, Flemmi and Weeks acknowledge they killed them. The only issue is did the defendant participate or did the witnesses throw him in to get their deals?

    • Neal,

      No problem on the information. Here’s a link to a very good historical overview of the NELCN bosses starting with Raymond LS: http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_wpri_underworld_bosses_rhode_island_20081124.

      Btw, you’ll see that when Salemme was taken down in the 1995 indictment, a very low-key but very respected underworld figure named Luigi Mannochio took over and was in control for quite a long time – until 2009. I’ve read somewhere that he was underboss in the early 90s, but I haven’t been able to confirm that. He was cited as one of three or four contenders for the top position in another article which said he might not win out because he was too low key. Anyway, he was involved in the 1968 slaying of Rudy Marfeo and his bodyguard in a Silver Lake (that’s a section in Providence) neighborhood mart, a conspiracy that involved the likes of expert assasin Maurice “Pro” Lerner and others. He fled the U.S. for years in the 70s, supposedly dressing up as a woman at one point, and also living in Europe since he speaks several languages. He came back to the US sometime in the 70s and turned himself in, probably because he had made a deal with his attorneys based on information he believed would lead to his release. Sure enough, he was sentenced to life for the murder, but within two years the conviction was overturned after the testimony of Red Kelley was found to be perjured or otherwise unreliable. Mannochio was released and gained instant respect and fame in the underworld for doing 2 years on a life sentence. In recent years, he was running the strip club shakedowns in Providence until the Feds finally caught up with him in early 2011. He’s now serving a 5 or 6 year term in Butner in NC (last I heard), which btw is where Gerard Ouimette is serving his life sentence.

      Anyway, does anyone have more information on Mannochio? I’ve been very interested in researching this guy, particularly in the latter years when, after Salemme was indicted, control of NELCN returned to Providence under Mannochio.

      Also, Big Cheese DiNunzio was his underboss until Big Cheese was locked up in 2006 or 2007 for trying to bribe his way into the Big Dig project. Then DiNunzio’s brother took over in 2010 after Limone, who took over from Mannochio in 2009, was indicted for gambling conspiracy (I believe).

      Supposedly the DiNunzios started in Chicago and might have spent time in Las Vegas or California until they made their way to Boston. Anyone know how they made their way to Boston? What the history behind that is? Who they knew? When they came to Boston? How they were able to work their way to underboss?

      Who’s running NELCN now?

      • Jon:
        I know you were directing your comment to your buddy Neal but your question at the end is probably answered with three letters: FBI.

        • Haha. It was actually directed at anyone who might have read about it somewhere. The last boss I knew about was Anthony DiNunzio, but he’s now in jail. I’m sure someone is running things, but it almost seems NELCN is truly decimated.

    • N:
      The informant issue is a non issue. Whether the jury believes he is an informant or not matters little. He’d going to ADX as sure as my name is Jack Robinson. The prosecution is not fabicating the bodies or the victims families.
      2. Jon thanks you for thanking him.
      3. Defendant is dead in the birds of a feather argument. As a woman I knew used to say, “you can tell what a person’s like by looking at his companions.”

  6. If anyone has a bent for history, google/yahoo Redmond O’Hanlon. He was the quintessential 17th century Irish outlaw chieftain. Some elements of his story remind me a bit of Bulger’s tale. His crimes bear comparison to Bulgers’ offenses. Pay close attention to all the treachery, bribes, and, murders, that led to his demise. Some things never change.

    • Khalid:

      Remember Whitey had some British blood in him. But I do see some similarities between him and O’Hanlon especially the idea of making people pay rent.

    • Wasn’t Redmond Barry the rogue Irish protagonist in Thackery’s tale, which was made into a classic film by Stanley Kubrick?

  7. Jackie Flemmi? Do you mean Salemme? Thanks.

    • Rather:
      Thanks for calling that to my attention. I really screwed that one up. Meant Salemme as you noted. I’ve got to do more proof reading. Thanks. I’m going to correct it.

  8. Matt, I hope you are enjoying adequate air-condition at the courthouse. I suspect the side-issue is a direct reflection of Whitey’s pulling the strings behind defense strategy, as you correctly pointed out in previous posts. He’s fading fast, and is stubbornly clinging to the notion that he was not an informant, just to save face. He forgets that he wanted us to believe that he was an informant (if we believed he had an immunity agreement with O’Sullivan) not too long ago. His personality allows him to justify a complete 180 in his own mind, while assuming no one will question it. Typical of him, though. Still hoping he gets on the stand, and his manuscripts get entered. I am hoping that testifying will be irresistible to him.

    • Rather Not.

      The informant issue might just have gone from a sideshow to being the deciding issue in the trial. Wyshak will have spent more jury time on the The File than he did with Martorano or any other witness. Wyshak stands steadfastly by the authenticity of the reports in The File. He has averred that any suggestion that The File is not genuine is “fiction”, “strange”, “the product of Bulger’s ego”, and Wyshak “will not give in to the fiction” that Bulger was not an informant.

      Playing the devil’s advocate, what if The File is blown up by the defense and proven unreliable???

      Certainly The File is not an element of any crime, but Wyshak has used The File as a pedestal. He climbed up on that pedestal and vouched to the court and everyone that The File is gospel. Praise be to God.

      If The File gets blown up, Wyshak’s tenuous credibility with the jury cannot survive the blast. He has grossly overplayed a piece of extraneous evidence because it hurts Whitey’s ego. And that’s what gets Wyshak up in the morning.

      Unfortunately for Wyshak, we already know about ‘The Insane World of FBI Reports’. https://mattofboston.com/the-insane-world-of-fbi-reports-91254/

      By overtrying this case again, Wyshak has gone from pitting The File author’s credibility against Bulger’s credibility to pitting Wyshak’s own credibility against Bulger’s. Now Wyshak stands or falls on John Connolly’s word/reports.

      Despite all the vile things Wyshak has said about John over the years, today Wyshak put all his faith in John’s veracity and police work. It’s unlikely Wyshak can succeed in having it both ways.

      • Yes, I’m thinking of how Connolly was targeted (instead of Morris), and was on the take, gave up informants, “was part of the Bulger group”, etc., etc. But now his dubious 209A’s are Holy Grail? A little ironic, but fits the current agenda. How about the 180 the DOJ attorneys pulled, as far as reversing arguments to fight off Victim’s families civil suits? That was bad. I read some of the actual testimony between DOJ attorneys and Victim’s family members, which I don’t have handy at the moment, but I assure you, it was enough to turn my stomach.

        • Rather:

          I want to post about the many uses the DOJ is resorting to in the informant files. It’s good to be able to have it all ways. Brennan prepared the jury for Morris today with a few good questions. Have to do a post on him prior to his testifying. Nothing feels good about the case other than that Whitey will go away, and from his point of view, he’ll believe he’s not an informant.

        • Connolly’s never been convicted of taking a dime; so please distinquish what the press says about him, and what he actually was tried and convicted of. He’s been acquitted of most charges brought by the FEDS and by a joint FED-State(FLA) prosecution team led by Wyshak. He’s specifically been acquitted (not guilty) by the Boston Federal jury of leaking any information that led to anyone’s death and by the Miami florida jury he was acquitted of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, but was convicted of “murder by gun” a charge for which evene the Trial JUdge stated in open court: “the statute of limitations has run.”

          • William:
            Connolly has been convicted of “giving money” that he “took” from Whitey and Stevie which he gave to Morris. The only guy who could have said he never gave him any money has said that he did give him lots. In fact, his defense is not only that Connolly took oodles of money but he made up things in his FBI reports. He’s the last man standing.

      • Patty:

        Well put. Many of the things I’ve been thinking about. Hope to do a post on it but may not be as good as your comment. Thanks.

        • Matt, please be very careful to always distinguish what gangsters and reporters say about John Connolly and what the jury found and decided. That’s my point: He’s never been charged with taking a dime; the jury acquitted him of taking anything of value; the jury acquitted him of several counts of transmitting money from Bulger to others (Morris and another’s testimony) the jury convicted him of one action (sounding under RICO and Obstruction; the same action) related to bribery; that action was Connolly, never took money, but gave a case of wine with $1,000 or so buried deep inside the case to Morris. Connolly, as I’ve said, has never been convicted of taking anything of value for himself. In fact, the overly zealous federal prosecutors have never even found grounds to charge him with taking a dime for himself. So, please, he’s been found “not guilty” of those charges and allegations. Let’s not pile on and continue to unnecessarily besmirch the man’s reputation based on what Whitey or Reporters have said or are expected to say.

          • William:
            To give the case of wine with the $1000 in it Connolly had to get it from someone. He got it from Whitey. He wasn’t charged with taking that money but the charge was he acted as an agent for Whitey and passed that wine and money on to Morris. The evidence was that he knew the money was in the case. Morris testified to that again today. He told Morris before there was something in it and afterwards called to see if Morris got it.

    • Rather:
      It’s really well air conditioned thanks to you taxpayers that I have to bring a sweater. Whitey is now relazine with his feat crossed looking up at the lawyers gavving at the fence with arms on side of chairs. Looks aroun and waves to someone in the rear. There is no one of his family left n the court. I don’t get it why he doesn’t want to be an informant. Everyone believes he is so whatever he and his lawyers come up with won’t matter.
      He changed on that deal with O’Sullivan if you remember.
      Suddenly he said he wasn’t and informant and still had a deal with O’Sullivan. I was dying to find out what type of thing he said he was going to do that would have O’Sullivan give him immunity. I kept hoping the judge would require him to disclose it but we never found out.
      I’ve got the same hope as you do that he gets on stand but Carney objecting yesterday to the government saying if he wants to tell story he can take the stand got me worried that he won’t. If he doesn’t or we don’t see his manuscripts I’ll be very disappointed.

  9. The Feds have to destroy Bulger’s integrity(stand-up guy). When Robert Duvall visits the proceedings, you can be assured there are movies in the making. The government must grind Bulger’s reputation into dust to abort the legend being born.
    In the eighteenth century, the famous highwayman, Captain Midnight, a murderer, and, a robber, was hung beside the path he plundered.
    Do we praise the prosecutor, laud the judge, or, sing songs about the hangman who broke his neck? No, because, Captain Midnight, despite his horrible crimes, stirs the rebel in all of us. Capt. Midnight did it “his way,” so to speak.
    Publicly proving Jim Bulger a rat is the only way to really hurt him. Its the only thing that could deflate his expanding legend, and, I think he knows that. Murder, gambling, drug dealing, are part of that anti-hero myth. Perhaps, in his mind, his relationship to the “G” was merely a Machiavellian machination, “pushing a piece” in another parlance.
    Murder, and, treachery, abound in the Annals of the Four Masters. For example, to best his challengers for the high kingship, Diarmid McMurrough, Lord of Leinster, invited the Norman Earl, Strongbow, to Ireland. Over the ensuing centuries, Irish chieftains often played the English card against each other. They made the English their referee. After all, Bulger is being tried under the American derivative of Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence. It is intriguing to imagine how he would fare under Brehon Law.

    Its not my intention to romanticize Bulger, or, act as his apologist. I’m primarily concerned with the discourses that created him.

    • To Mtc9393, Khalid, et al – Khalid, your comments about Mr. Duvall attending the trial are interesting. (I may differ on the stand up guy reference you made or may be misunderstanding it – Mr. William Bulger, ya, okay, obviously a stand up guy. Mr. “James” Bulger maybe..maybe not so much.) Anyway, back to Me. Duvall. I am certain Massachusetts and the Mass Film Office in particular welcomes Mr. Duvall and his movie entourage in Shelburne Massachusetts. He is a talented actor. So noted. He is also, politically speaking, rather conservative with ties to the Bush family and others. Wikipedia (although I hesitate to cite that as a reference without second sourcing so caveat emptor) cites his ties to Misters Bush and Romney. Romney, as we know, was full-bore on the take-down of the Bulger family. The question therefore must be asked whether Duvall is in fact working on a movie and therefore there as an actor studying for a future role, or going is he going in posing as an actor but is really a “spy.” If he is not already contracted with certain Bulger movies in the making for purposes of study, it would make one wonder. The question becomes, to whom or for whom is Mr. Duvall making “notes”? Or, is he just a curious nosy little busybody without much to do in Shelburne? Somebody – somebody get that man another wife to keep him busy. The first four or “team” of them obviously couldn’t do it.

      • Alex:

        I don’t consider Whitey a stand up guy. He’s never getting out of prison. No one’s going to fall for his cry for gangster respectability.

        I’m not a movie fan as you probably can tell so I’ll have to pass on any observations about Mr. Duvall.

        Romney was going for the presidency and figured if he went after Bulger and pleased the Globe he’d pick up some support for his ambitions in Boston. He wasn’t smart enough to know the Globe likes the FBI never feels and obligation to reciprocate. The Bush’s by the way are alleged to be good friends of Billy Bulger, so Romney was pretty much on his own in that endeavor.

    • Khalid:
      Bulger will destroy his own integrity when he turn on the guy who protected him all these years attemption to unprove the obvious.

      I heard Duvall was here but as I said to the person telling me, “I wouldn’t know him if I tripped over him.”

      The only judges we know about are judges who acted like gangsters in the old west so-called hanging judges like Roy Bean. The public already believes Whitey is a rat wen he was captured but that didn’t diminish the awe the media and peopel had for him. I don’t have any problem believing Whitey thought he was using the government; what I don’t know is if the government knew that he was doing it. If Whitey gave false informtion to Connolly and Connolly filed report with that information, has it ever been shown Connolly knew that information was false. Isn’t the requirement when dealing with informants to file what they tell you without investigating it.

      The only ones trying to make Bulger into more than a murderous hoodlum is those in the media who seek to profit off of him.