Aliases & Corruption: How Whitey Bulger Got Away With Murder Until Age 81

Whitey Bulger was one of the most feared leaders of organized crime from 1975 to 1990. He was responsible for at least 11 killings, and known as Boston’s most dangerous gangster.

Now, REELZ’s new docuseries, Murder Made Me Famous: Whitey Bulger, seeks to uncover the truth behind his deadly murder schemes, and the secret life he led following his years years of crime.

“Whitey was probably one of the most prepared gangsters I know of,” says Margaret McClean, author of Whitey On Trial, in the show teaser.

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“He has cash, jewelry, and documents for another life — all stashed away in safety-deposit boxes around the U.S. and Europe,” adds Murder Me FamousSteve Helling.

Bulger’s crimes went on for 16 years, making him the second most wanted criminal (just after Osama Bin Laden) in the FBI’s chilling list.

Despite his multiple ties to law enforcement and his complex webs of corruption, Bulger continued to be a free man until investigators finally captured him in 2011. He was 81 year old at the time.

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“Where’s Whitey Bulger? I thought he had to be dead. He was somehow dead and he was buried under the bridges along with the other victims,” recalls McClean.

Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig, took on aliases and travelled the country before settling down in Santa Monica. Their new residence was only a few blocks from the beach — and four miles from the FBI office in Los Angeles!

Murder Made Me Famous: Whitey Bulger airs Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 ET/ PT on REELZ.

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Corruption & Dark Secrets: Inside Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger’s Shady Crime Scheme

Whitey Bulger Gangster Network Corruption

Whitey Bulger was one of the most feared gangsters in Boston from 1975 to 1990. Apart from being responsible for at least 11 murders, the killer also served as an FBI informant who tipped off police to take out other organized crime groups. By doing this, he strengthened his own crime network.

The 2015 film Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp, was based off of the hectic life and dark secrets of the crime boss himself.

Nearly three decades after the brutal murders, REELZ is releasing its shocking docuseries Murder Made Me Famous: Whitey Bulger, in hopes of comprehending Whitey Bulger’s criminal past.

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“Now, there are other law-enforcement agencies on his tail, and they’re conducting their own investigations,” recalls Murder Me Famous’ Steve Helling in the show teaser.

Bulger was known for killing gangsters and innocent bystanders. The wide variety of his murders got him on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, where he stayed for 12 years.

“We were the state police organized crime unit. If we didn’t go out and investigate organized crime, then we were part of the problem, and the last thing I wanted to be is part of that problem,” says retired Massachusetts State Police Officer, Thomas Foley.

“He gathered information, but every time he was this close to catching Whitey or the Winter Hill gang, his investigations would be compromised,” explains Margaret McClean, Author of Whitey on Trial.

“We realized that it was more than just Bulger that we were dealing with, that there was a lot of corruption going on in the Boston area as a result of Bulger’s relationship with law enforcement,” adds Foley.

Murder Made Me Famous: Whitey Bulger airs Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 ET/ PT on REELZ.

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