Jurors in the James “Whitey” Bulger trial were presented with photos of the notorious gangster’s massive collection of firearms that included six machineguns.
Bugler, now 83, was a leading organized crime figure in Boston, Massachusetts. Known for his Robin-Hood-style of social banditry, he was also the mastermind of numerous protection rackets, alleged murders and even a stoolie for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. But “Whitey” fled Boston in 1994 after receiving a tip from his former FBI handler and had been on the run until his 2011 capture in Santa Monica, California.
After Bulger’s arrest, authorities said they found about $800,000 in cash and more than 30 guns in his apartment. Retired state police Col. Thomas Foley identified weapons found during a 2000 investigation that included six machineguns and multiple revolvers and automatic pistols.