Wow. How about the torch and pitchfork routine being leveled against “The Bulgers” by the feds and the media. Seriously. Is there any better example of the reasons why Billy refuses to speak to the feds than Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Kelly telling a federal magistrate the feds expect “The Bulgers” to pay for Whitey’s defense?Are we in freakin’ Russia? I could not believe what I read. I expect Billy’s lawyer will be sending a strongly worded letter to the Justice Department citing laws, cases, and prosecutorial and attorney ethics. Kelly said those words for no reason other than to infer he is part of the criminal enterprise. Beyond the pale.
Also, Kelly contradicts himself. If all of Whitey’s money is illegally gotten then even though Whitey has other money stashed around the world it would not be available for his defense. Kelly would confiscate it.
This Kelly guy sucks as a lawyer. IMO. I can’t wait to see him try this case.
Good to see Dave Wedge and the Herald are still practicing the fine art of libel. Both papers reported that Bill Bulger was accompanied by two sons. Their pictures were all over the news. Dave Wedge is crying to anyone that will listen that Chris Bulger, of probation fame, shoved him. Poor Chris. What a year he is having. Chris wasn’t there. Not at the court house that day. Doesn’t appear in any of the pictures and Wedges description of the guy that “shoved him” as big a burly doesn’t fit either.
There’s another lawyer letter. Waiting on your apology David, Howie, and Pat.
Please stop comparing these victims to victims of the Holocaust. Jesus Christ. The Bennets etc. Steve Rakes, the guy that Whitey stole the liquor store from was no angel and he lost the store in the world of mob business. This was not an innocent shop keeper. In fact he most likely was a straw for others. I find it funny how number one Boston mob lawyer Tony Cardinale represents him. He got a multi- million dollar judgement against Whitey by default. And he’s telling everyone he can’t wait to depose Whitey. This isn’t about Stevie Rakes. (BTW the guy that attacked the poor black guy with American Flag in that infamous photo is Steve Rakes brother),
Now we can talk about the two Debbies. And yes a tragedy. But you know what, Davis’s dad was a hood selling everything that fell off a truck out of his Brookline garage and the mother was dating Stevie Flemmi for years at the same time Flemmi was banging the young teen Debbie. These people are not like you and me. “The life they chose”.
Expect Whitey to testify about the killings of the two Debbies and bet on a different version. Do you really think Steve Flemmi was letting Whitey decide which of his girlfriends would live or die?
There is the guy that died on because he gave the bad guy a ride. Innocent victim.
Kevin Weeks want us to believe that Whitey and Stevie wanted him to kill Howie Carr with an exploding basketball. This shows how down on the bottom Weeks was, And stupid. Weeks says he never killed anyone and had no experience in explosives. There is no history of explosives or basketballs in any of the gangs killings. Really Kevin? This will be your first assignment? You’re going to make your bones by building a bomb out of a basketball? When did you go to MIT?
This Howie Carr/ Martarano alliance is funny in a way. I really don’t think Martarano did this for the doughnut. So that means that Howie could be business partners with a serial killer. Tell us Howie, how much did you pay Martarano?
I think Catherine Greig may have conspired with the former neighbor/Icelandic tipster. Whitey could have been in on it too. Reason being, these people are from Southie. Remember I gave you a little lesson on the Southie state of mind a few weeks ago? Flaherty stealing the money bag. Well if Catherine and/or Whitey wanted to come in they weren’t going to leave a million dollars on the table. It just ain’t done. Someone’s has to get it if not them. It would be a sin to let the feds keep it. Catherine sounds like a gabber. I can picture her befriending a neighbor over the years. Nice person. Iceland is a nice touch. Perhaps she was the perfect person to set up with tip. You never know.
Joan Vennochi had a nice piece yesterday knocking Billy for how he has handled Whitey and the public perception. She is right when she says that Billy went out of his way some times to make sure Whitey was in the equation. Mention him, have him around, etc. The public pronouncement that luck played into the lottery winnings rather than the more likely scenario of Whiey muscling the winner and paying a cash for a piece of the ticket.
And yes, Whitey did bring out a vote for Billy. He probably did some things that Billy didn’t even know. Many believe that had Whitey been around when Bill, Jr. ran for the senate seat against Steve Lynch the result would have been different.
And Billy made enemies. He could be a prick to be people. Usually without them knowing it was him keeping them down.
But that doesn’t make him a co-conspirator with Whitey. And for the the U.S. Attorney to suggest Billy pay for Whitey’s defense so the government doesn’t have to shows why Billy shouldn’t trust them. That’s why he never spoke to them.
This wasn’t a uni-bomber case where more victims were probable. So Billy didn’t have the ethical dilemma that people suggest. And I doubt very much Whitey gave Billy info regarding his whereabouts. No need to.