Former Bulger associate talks about crime boss
BOSTON -- Few people know James ‘White’ Bulger as well as Kevin Weeks. For 20 years, Weeks was Bulger’s right-hand man. He was a surrogate son.
“He likes being Whitey Bulger,” said Weeks. “He was my mentor. When I was growing up as a kid he taught me a lot. You know, things you don’t learn in school,” Weeks said.
Weeks lived a gangster’s life - and paid for it with a five-year sentence after he was arrested in 1999. While he became a government informant, he never thought his mentor would be caught.
“The easiest place to hide is in a big city. That’s what he always said - plain sight. Evidently he was right,” said Weeks.
Weeks said that he’s not listening to any conspiracy theories. He believes the FBI legitimately caught Bulger.
“I think they acted accordingly and I think acted right in the sense that they used a rouse - however simple it was - to get him out of that house. Because if they were there and he knew that they were there, he had access to weapons, it wouldn’t have went as smoothly,” said Weeks.
After Weeks served his time, he wrote a book about his past and said he’s gone straight. He doesn’t think that’s something his 81-year-old mentor - who found killing a stress reliever - can do.
“It was a stress release for him,” Weeks said. “He had a saying, ‘let’s all go to hell together,’ and I think if he had an opportunity to get those weapons there'd be a few people going to hell including himself.”
Weeks believes the statute of limitations has run out on anyone else that Bulger can rat out. He said that anyone else Bulger can implicate now might have helped him while he was on the run by delivering money to him.
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