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'I am no longer a threat': Whitey Bulger's prison letters
'I am no longer a threat': Whitey Bulger's prison letters

Convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger has a message for members of Boston's criminal underworld: If you confess to a crime you committed, he's not coming for you. Bulger was known for killing criminal associates he suspected of talking to police while he ran Boston's "Winter Hill" gang in the 1970s and '80s. The message came in a series of prison letters Bulger sent to a lawyer who is trying to get a 1980 murder conviction overturned for his client, Fred Weichel. "I am no longer a threat to LA and he can tell why he was silent," Bulger wrote, using a code name for the person that he believed murdered Robert LaMonica in 1980. In letters...

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