Infamous Irish mob boss James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, who volunteered for testing while in prison. When Alcatraz was shut down in 1963, Bulger was sent to Leavenworth Prison in Kansas, where he volunteered to take LSD as part of a CIA-sponsored psychological operations experiment called MK-ULTRA.
Bulger and eighteen other inmates who had volunteered to lessen their sentences were given LSD and other drugs. Bulger later complained that he and the other inmates had been "recruited by deception," and that they were told that they were helping to find "a cure for schizophrenia." In reality, however, "Dr. Jules Pfeiffer, who supervised the experiments, was working off a grant provided by the CIA, which probably wasn't interested in humanitarian applications of the drug."
He was then transferred from Atlanta to Alcatraz Island, arriving on November 2, 1959, as prisoner #AZ1428. He became a close friend of fellow inmate Clarence Carnes, alias "The Choctaw Kid". In November 1962, he was transferred to Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary (1962–63), and in the following year to Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary (1963–65). He was released after serving nine years in prison.
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Connection (Added: June 23, 2011)Notorious criminal James "Whitey" Bulger had some dealings with the old Patriarca crime family in Rhode Island. (more)
Stephen Joseph "The Rifleman" Flemmi (born June 9, 1935) is an Italian-American mobster and close associate of Winter Hill Gang boss James J. Bulger. Beginning in 1965, Flemmi was a top echelon informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Despite delivering a great deal of intelligence about the inner workings of the Patriarca crime family, Flemmi's own criminal activities proved a public relations nightmare for the FBI. For this reason, he was prosecuted under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and sentenced to a long term in federal prison.
Flemmi is a decorated veteran of the Korean War.
Richard J. Castucci (December 1, 1928 Somerville, Massachusetts - December 29, 1976 Revere, Massachusetts) was among the few full-blooded Italians in the American crime gang, the Winter Hill Gang, other than Alex Rocco, Vincent Flemmi, Stephen Flemmi and Michael Flemmi. He was also a Top Echelon Program informant.
Barboza, also known as "The Animal", "The Wild Thing", "The Nigger", "Joseph Donati", "Joseph Bentley" and "The Joe Valachi of New England", was born to Portuguese-American emigrants from Lisbon, Portugal who settled in the old whaling city of New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was born on September 30, 1932 the son of a middle-weight boxer and a mother who was a seamstress. Joseph's father was a constant womanizer who eventually abandoned his wife and four children when Joe was only twelve. He had one older brother who became a minor criminal in New England and a younger sister and younger brother. He was extremely good-looking and adored by women with a growling voice and dominating appearance. He was bull-necked and weighed between 168 to 175 pounds by the time he reached adulthood. Joe was fluent in Portuguese, Italian and Spanish language and self educated caused from lack of formal schooling. He was a skilled chef who cooked for his family and members of his crew authentic Portuguese cuisine dishes and later after graduating from cooking class as a sauce, vegetable and roast chef, learned how to cook French cuisine, mostly with wines. Barboza had swarthy looks and thick, shiny, dark brown naturally wavy hair, dark eyes and thick lips. He was married to a Jewish woman and fathered a daughter in 1965 and also a son and lived in Chelsea, Massachusetts while employed by the Patriarca crime family.He was a close friend of Joseph Amico and Arthur Bratsos who would later both be murdered for trying to avenge his incarceration.
Other information suggests Meyer Lansky obtained hard proof of Edgar's homosexuality and used it to neutralize the FBI as a threat to his own operations. The first hint came from Irving "Ash" Resnick, the Nevada representative of the Patriarcha family for New England, and an original owner-builder of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
The Winter Hill Gang is a loose confederation of Boston, Massachusetts-area organized crime figures, predominantly Irish-American with a small Italian-American faction. It derives its name from the Winter Hill neighborhood of Somerville, Massachusetts north of Boston. Its members have included notorious Boston gangsters Howie Winter ("Howie"), James McLean ("Buddy"), James J. Bulger ("Whitey"), and hitman Stephen Flemmi ("The Rifleman"). They were most influential from 1965 under the rule of McLean and Winter until the takeover led by Bulger in 1979. The Winter Hill Gang was given its name in the 1970s by journalists at The Boston Herald, although the name was hardly ever openly used as a reference to them. While Winter Hill Gang members are alleged to have been involved with most typical organized-crime-related activities, they are perhaps most known for fixing horse races in the north-eastern United States. Twenty-one members and associates, including Winter, were indicted by federal prosecutors in 1979.
When dealing with Organized Crime the possibility of their involvement in the JFK assassination cannot be ignored. According to some there still remain undisclosed facts shrouded in mystery with no possibility of knowing more of the story until 2017. That’s the year the U.S. government will release more then a million pages of information on Lee Harvey Oswald. Following are the first three of six Discovery Channel videos examining the evidence available from an investigative point of view. They are very informative and enlightening.
After his return to South Boston in October 1966, he rejoined the Mullen gang and became one of its leaders in a war against the crime family bossed by the Killeen brothers. He relates in his memoirs that his mother would henceforth regret not throwing him off the back of the immigrant ship in 1952.
On May 13, 1972, South Boston gang boss Donald Killeen was shot to death by Mullen gang enforcers Jimmy Mantville and Tommy King outside his home in suburban Framingham, Massachusetts. The leadership of the Killeen faction then devolved on James J. "Whitey" Bulger.
However, Bulger and his fellow Killeens fled the city in the aftermath of their boss's murder, fearing that they would be next. Instead of murdering Bulger, however, Nee arranged for the dispute to be mediated by Howie Winter and Patriarca crime family captain Joseph Russo. After a sit-down at Chandler's restaurant in the South End, Boston, the two gangs joined forces, with Winter as overall boss.
Steve Collins on the murder of his son Roy Collins
The Mullen Gang were an Irish-American gang operating in Boston.
Feud with the Killeen Gang
The Killeen brothers - Donald, Kenneth and Edward - were and Irish-American crime family which ran the bookmaking and loansharking in South Boston, Massachusetts. The Killeens controlled every illegal activity that emerged in South Boston for nearly two decades. They used muscle to make collections, and to make examples of those who didn’t pay in a timely fashion. The Mullens, by contrast, were a loosely organized crew of thieves. But being in Southie, it was just a matter of time before the butted heads with the Killeens.
The leadership of the Killeen Gang was then devolved on James "Whitey" Bulger. He is the former brother-in-law to Catherine Elizabeth Grieg, the fugitive girlfriend of Winter Hill Gang leader James J. Bulger. Later, Catherine and Margaret's younger brother became close friends with Bulger. Former reporter Howie Carr stated, "Whitey isn't exclusively gay. But I've had it on good authority from the FBI sources that he is bisexual...
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|Victor Manuel Gerena||May 14, 1984||#386|
|Victor Manuel Gerena is wanted in connection with the armed robbery of approximately $7 million from a security company in West Hartford, Connecticut, in 1983. He allegedly took two security employees hostage at gunpoint and handcuffed, bound, and injected them with an unknown, non-lethal substance to further disable them. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000,000 for information leading to Gerena's capture.|
|Glen Stewart Godwin||December 7, 1996||#447|
|Glen Stewart Godwin is wanted for his 1987 escape from Folsom State Prison in California, where he was serving a lengthy sentence for murder. He was subsequently imprisoned in Mexico on drug trafficking charges, but escaped from prison after allegedly murdering a fellow inmate.|
|Usama Bin Laden|
Full name: Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden
Arabic: أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن
|June 7, 1999||#456|
|Osama bin Laden[a] was the leader of al-Qaeda and was wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the United States embassies, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. These attacks killed over 200 people. Bin Laden and al-Qaeda is alleged to be responsible for the October 12, 2000, attack on the USS Cole off the coast of Yemen, which killed 17. Although bin Laden later appeared on the first publicly released FBI Most Wanted Terrorists list on October 10, 2001, he was listed there for his alleged role in the 1998 embassy attack, and not for his alleged role in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, because the most wanted lists name fugitives charged with a crime by a prosecutor or under indictment by a grand jury. Bin Laden was named as an "unindicted co-conspirator" in, for instance, the federal indictment against convicted terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui, but has not been formally indicted for his alleged role in the September 11, 2001, attacks. On May 1, 2011, Osama bin Laden was confirmed killed by United States special forces by an announcement from the President of the United States, Barack Obama, in a press conference in the White House. Osama bin Laden was the subject of a $50 million reward through the State Department's Rewards for Justice program targeting international fugitives, especially alleged terrorists, plus $2 million through a program developed and funded by the Air Line Pilots Association and the Air Transport Association.[a]|
Osama bin Laden was killed on May 2, 2011, and has been declared deceased on the FBI Most Wanted website. Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Laden's top deputy, is expected to replace bin Laden on the Most Wanted list, for his involvement in the same crimes. However, on June 23, 2011, the FBI announced it was unlikely that another terrorist would be added to the ten most wanted list.
|James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger, Jr.||August 19, 1999||#458|
|James J. Bulger is wanted for his role in 19 counts of murders committed from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s in connection with his leadership of an organized crime group that allegedly controlled extortion, drug deals, and other illegal activities in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. He has a violent temper and is known to carry a knife at all times. He was once the boss of Boston's Winter Hill Gang before he went into hiding. The reward for information leading to Bulger's capture is $2,000,000. Bulger was arrested in Santa Monica, California on June 22, 2011.|
|Robert William "Bobby" Fisher, Sr.||June 29, 2002||#475|
|Robert William Fisher is wanted for murder of his wife Mary and their two children Robert, Jr. and Brittney and then blowing up the house in which they all lived in Scottsdale, Arizona, in April 2001. Investigators have considered that Robert Fisher murdered his family because he felt threatened by his wife's intent to divorce.|
|Alexis Flores||June 2, 2007||#487|
|Alexis Flores is wanted for the kidnapping and murder of five-year-old Iriana DeJesus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in July 2000. He was deported back to his native Honduras in 2005 after serving a prison term for forgery in Arizona.|
|Jason Derek Brown||December 8, 2007||#489|
|Jason Derek Brown is wanted for murder and armed robbery in Phoenix, Arizona. Authorities say that in November 2004, Brown allegedly shot and killed an armored car guard outside a movie theater and fled on a bicycle with $56,000 in a duffel bag.|
|Jose Luis "Joe" Saenz||October 19, 2009||#492|
|Jose Luis Saenz is wanted for allegedly shooting and killing two rival gang members in Los Angeles on July 25, 1998. Then, less than two weeks later, on August 5, 1998, Saenz allegedly kidnapped, raped, and murdered his girlfriend. Additionally, Saenz is also a suspect of a 2008 murder in Whittier, California.|
|Eduardo "Tablas" Ravelo||October 21, 2009||#493|
|Eduardo Ravelo is wanted for his alleged involvement in racketeering activities, conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, and conspiracy to possess heroin, cocaine and marijuana with the intent to distribute. His alleged criminal activities began in 2003.|
Full name: Semion Yudkovich Mogilevich
Ukrainian: Семен Ю́дкович Могиле́вич
|October 22, 2009||#494|
|Semion Mogilevich is wanted for his alleged participation in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud thousands of investors in the stock of a public company incorporated in Canada, but headquartered in Newtown, Pennsylvania, between 1993 and 1998. The scheme to defraud collapsed in 1998, after thousands of investors lost in excess of $150 million, and Mogilevich, thought to have allegedly funded and authorized the scheme, was indicted in April 2003.|
Gerena and his family, consisting of his mother, four brothers and one sister, moved to Hartford, Connecticut from Puerto Rico when Gerena was very young. He enjoyed wrestling, winning many tournaments; he also played American football. He was a good student, serving on the student council and was recommended to Trinity College.
Gerena met Marion Delaney, then a clerk for the U.S. House of Representatives, who became his friend and tutor. Delaney inspired Gerena to attend her alma mater, the Annhurst College, a female-only college that had faced harsh economic times and was by then accepting male students. There were 200 women at Annhurst and only 25 men. Gerena was met with hostility by the college staff. Gerena returned home and began a relationship with an old friend and had a daughter together.
Gerena then became a security guard at a Wells Fargo armored car depot in West Hartford, Connecticut, the same facility he would later help rob.