Saturday, March 06, 2010

FBI Supervisor Special Agent Richard Teahan on top ten fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger the coin collecter.

FBI Supervisor Special Agent Richard Teahan;  We have a dedicated task force solely to look for James Bulger. Its mission is to locate and apprehend Bulger, and as well as seeking anyone who harbors, aids, or abets his continuing to be a fugitive. As you’ll see, we’ve got two FBI agents, two Massachusetts Department of Corrections officers, two Massachusetts State Police, and two analysts. 

Bulger is charged with: narcotics, extortion, money laundering, conspiracy to commit murder, and a range of other conspiracy charges. He is charged with 19 counts of murder. He ran a violent criminal enterprise in Boston, manipulated his own community, terrorized his own community, took advantage of young girls, extorted, committed violent acts in the very city that he came from.

Regarding James “Whitey” Bulger's childhood, born and raised in the project of South Boston, Massachusetts. It’s a very insular community, part of Boston, and is – was and is really known to be predominantly Irish Catholic immigrants. Bulger’s parents were from Ireland. And Bulger’s brothers and sisters, one, including William Bulger, who is – who was the president of the Massachusetts Senate, a very influential political figure in Boston and also the president of the University of Massachusetts, and resigned under pressure due to James J. Bulger’s fugitive.

There’s public knowledge that Bulger was a top-echelon informant for the FBI. His handler was John Connelly. Connelly handled Bulger from 1975 to 1990, and also operated Stephen Flemmi in the same capacity.

Ultimately, John Connelly was prosecuted in 2002 for obstruction and conspiracy in regard to his handling of Bulger. As I mentioned earlier, it goes to the infiltration that the Bulger criminal enterprise operated in Boston, to include a state police trooper, to include a Boston police officer, and others.  As I mentioned earlier, you know, the infiltration into law enforcement – FBI agent supervisor, you know, Massachusetts State Police, Boston police, clerk of courts Jack Bulger, and others that, you know, we have yet to find that, you know, we believe are harboring Bulger’s fugitive status.

Just quickly regarding Bulger’s flight, Bulger fled in January of 1995. He spent some time in – and I’m not sure you can see those, but New York, Louisiana, Florida, Wyoming, Mississippi, Chicago in 1996, Oklahoma for a short time, Alabama, California. And most of those locations were, you know, via driving a vehicle across the United States (he likes large, dark colored 4 door sedans, Mercury, Lincolcn, Ford).
Boston Irish Gang Boss Whitey Bulger (80) Sightings in Florida Top Out, "Whitey" Fits Venice Fl Profile Where 9/11 Hijackers Took Flying Lessons. The international manhunt for South Boston gangster James “Whitey’’ Bulger has focused more in the 18 months on Florida, where authorities have received numerous tips that the elderly fugitive is hiding, according to the FBI.   "We're getting an increase in leads coming from Florida,’’ FBI agent Richard Teahan, who coordinates the multiagency Bulger Task Force, told reporters at the FBI’s Boston office, during a briefing on efforts to capture Bulger, whose 80th birthday was Sept. 3, 2009.

None of the sightings have been confirmed, and many have been ruled out as look-alikes. Still, Teahan said the task force has taken the tips seriously, given that Florida is a popular retirement destination and Bulger owned a condominium in Clearwater Fl and had secret bank accounts stashed all over the state before he went on the run. Where would 80 year old Irish Gang Boss James "Whitey" Bulger, a white male, fit in on the Florida land scape? Where would an 80 year old white man, who walks the beach everyday wearing a ball cap and big sunglasses, "blend" in, not Daytona Beach during bike week, not Fort Lauderdale or Panama City Beach during Spring Break and not South Beach with the hard bodies.

80 year old Irish Gang Boss James "Whitey" Bulger, a white male, fits the profile of West Coast Florida cities like Sarasota and Venice, where as in Venice Fl the average age is 69 while the medium age for all of Florida is 39. The races in Venice Fl are: White Non-Hispanic (97.4%), Hispanic (1.1%), Black (0.5%), two or more races (0.5%), get the picture ?

Bulger had created an identity in New York. He actually wasn’t living there. He had created an identity there, created a New York driver’s license to show an alias identity. And as well as international travel, and I will get into that.  During this time – well, actually, prior to his flight, he traveled extensively in true name, held a true name passport and traveled frequently to France, frequently to Ireland, frequently to the United Kingdom, and also Spain. Bulger ran a criminal enterprise, and there are some accounts that he secreted in excess of anywhere in the neighbor of $10-$30 million.

Just a quick note on Catherine Greig. We believe that Catherine Greig is currently traveling with him. She was charged with harboring a federal fugitive, and there is an active warrant for her arrest currently. We believe that she is still traveling with him, and I’ll get into her characteristics as we proceed here.

Her background, quickly, is she’s a – she was born and raised in South Boston, lived in a place called Quincy, Massachusetts for a time. She has an affection for animals, very vain about her appearance, had had plastic surgery prior to flight. And she has a twin sister living in the Boston area currently. And again, she has – the aliases that you see are aliases that she has used in the past. Catherine Greig – extremely vain, as I mentioned, animal lover, you know, very – known to frequent, you know, beaches and long walks with Bulger, and was – and is compulsive about her teeth (goes to dental clinics).
Regarding his international travel and regarding his, you know, modus operandi, as we call it, this slide, you know, shows Bulger’s extensive ability to hide money and to, you know, not so much buy assets as to plan for a life on the run, had, you know, multiple options available to him, but in essence, he would hide money in locations all over the world, some of which we have yet to find.

As I’ll show you here, these are accounts that we’ve found, but there are numerous other accounts that we believe that we have not found. This is a bank account in Montreal, Canada. I should note that Bulger conducted a lot of travel to Canada, was a Montreal Canadiens fan and traveled there extensively, also, as you see, was, you know, locating money there.

Barclays Bank in London – we conducted an investigation which found that account and a safe deposit box in true name, but a significant amount of money in those accounts which were uncovered by us, again, under true name.

Just quickly regarding Barclays Bank again, Bulger enjoyed staying at the Meridian Hotel in Piccadilly Circus. That’s how we uncovered that he was staying there was that receipt. You see U.S. – you know, the $75,000 in that account and numerous collectible coins. He was an avid coin collector and most likely used those coins as a way of converting money into foreign currency to – in order to facilitate his flight.
Bank of Ireland – you know, regarding that account, you’ll see by the types of currency that he had in that account that he was very skilled at converting currency, holding various forms of currency that he would operate and move to different accounts. And again, collectible coins.

With the accounts in mind and with his ability to secret money in locations all over the world, you know, it shows his preparation, it shows his discipline in preparing that eventually he would have to become a fugitive. He obtained a driver’s license under the name of Tom Baxter in New York in the 1970s, held that identification until we uncovered it in the late 1990s. You know, he – every residence that he would – that he would manipulate and/or come to know, you know, various people and would utilize their residences, he would establish safes in those residences. And contained in those safes would be identity documents, money, passports, driver’s licenses, things of that nature.  James "Whitey" Bulger aka Thomas Baxter (NY drivers license) lactose intolerant, always wears ball cap with sun glasses, pays with cash $100 bills.

You know, he is 80 years old probably frequenting, you know, healthcare facilities in whatever country that he may be residing or town that he may be residing. So, you know, that would probably play in more as time goes by here, is what facilities is he utilizing for healthcare. And again, just a loyal IRA supporter and very proud of his Irish heritage.

Bill Warner Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM