James “Whitey” Bulger
On the lam from federal law enforcement for 16 years, James “Whitey” Bulger is finally facing charges from his years of organized crime in Boston.
Whitey is accused of no less than 19 counts of homicide, masterminding numerous conspiracies, money laundering, and extortion to boot. In one of the alleged murders, a man was shot so many times his torso was nearly severed from his legs. The 82-year-old Bulger has led a fascinating life of crime, including serving time on Alcatraz from 1959-1962 for robbery and hijacking.
In the 1950′s, Whitey was also allegedly given LSD and other drugs as part of a government experiment. Whitey got out in the early 1970s and rose to power in Boston’s criminal underground, allegedly running shakedowns from drug trafficking to loansharking.