Whitey Bulger moved to Florida federal prison

 

The Associated Press

Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur) has been transferred to a federal prison in Florida.

The 85-year-old is serving two life sentences after a 2013 racketeering conviction tying him to 11 murders and other gangland crimes in the 1970s and '80s.

Bulger had been incarcerated in Arizona. His attorney Hank Brennan said Thursday he hasn't been told why Bulger was moved.

Bulger still faces a Florida murder charge in the 1982 killing of gambling executive John Callahan. Brennan said he hopes the case goes to trial so Bulger will have a fair opportunity to testify.

Bulger didn't testify at his Boston trial. His lawyers say he believed it was a "sham" because he wasn't allowed to argue that a now-deceased federal prosecutor gave him immunity in exchange for protection.

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