Documents reveal Bulger may have worked on book
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Whitey Bulger, the notorious mobster, may have been working on a book about his life before going on the run, according to court documents.
Bulger's defense asked for the evidence, and now some of the 500,000 pages have been revealed.
The federal government detailed parts of its case against James "Whitey" Bulger in new documents.
The evidence includes two possible autobiographies. One, found in South Boston around the time Bulger disappeared, is titled "My Life in the Irish Mafia Wars."
In the documents, prosecutors say:
“It's unclear at this juncture whether the defendant authored this document.”
But the government makes it clear prosecutors "may use this document as evidence in its case."
Another possible autobiography was discovered inside Bulger's hide-out in Santa Monica, California.
The government did not release any specifics about what the writings may contain.
Law enforcement officials will also release surveillance photographs of Bulger in the Boston area during the trial.
Hundreds of audio tapes involving Bulger's tapped phone conversations from 1984 through 1993 are detailed.
There is also a travel log from the Bulger's flight from Los Angeles, back to Boston, with federal agents after his arrest, and a photo of Bulger in Las Vegas. It is unclear if Whitey was on the run at the time the picture was taken.
Bulger's trial begins on Nov. 5.
Bulger’s former girlfriend, Catherine Greig, is set to plead guilty to harboring a fugitive Wednesday afternoon in federal court. As part of the plea, she will not have to testify against Bulger.
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