Yesterday the Boston Globe reported the name of the person who told the FBI where to find James “Whitey” Bulger. Whitey Bulger had been a fugitive since 1994. He fled Boston when he was tipped off by a former FBI handler about a pending indictment on Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) charges.
Whitey Bulger had a lot of questionable connections in both the worlds of crime and law enforcement. Some of those connections are still alive and well. My concern is whether or not the Boston Globe put that person in danger by reporting that she is the one who told the FBI where to find Whitey Bulger. When he was operating in Boston, he was not known as a very nice person. Hopefully his reach does not extend her location.