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Mobbed up FBI agent sentenced to 40 years for his role in a 1982 murder

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by hockeybeat, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    John Connolly, who worked in the Boston branch of the FBI, was tight with Boston mobster Whitey Bulger. It is believed that Bulger was one of Connolly's anonymous sources.

  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Wasn't "The Departed" based on this case? I'm pretty sure Whitey Bulger was the inspiration for Frank Costello (Nicholson's character).
  3. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    In part, yes.

    I've done a bit of reading on the topic and it's disheartening how easily Bulger was able to flip Connolly.
  4. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Even more disheartening is Connelly didn't get caught until he was 68 years old.
  5. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    And Whitey is still on the run.
  6. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    Zip tipped Whitey off that the FBI were about to arrest him.
  7. And this is about 40 years less than that criminal bastard deserved.
    "Black Mass" by Dick Lehr and Gerry O'Neill is the essential text here, and Jim Sheridan's coming to Boston to make the movie with, it is said, Daniel Day-Lewis as Whitey. Not a real stretch from Bill The Butcher, I'm thinking.
  8. If DDL is in it, I'm seeing it. Best actor working today, IMO.
  9. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    great book.

    Truth is stranger than fiction certainly applies to the Bulgers.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Wasn't this also a Law and Order with Michael O'Keefe?
  11. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Read Black Mass a couple years ago, Fens. It's absolutely a great read, although it is disturbing that a high school dropout was able to turn the FBI into a branch office of the Boston Mob.
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Except, he will glamorize that asshole.... by accident.... that's how much better looking DDL is than Whitey fucking Bulger.

    Should have been Brendan Gleeson.
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