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Old 06-26-2011, 05:08 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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From the photos on tv, he is not the geezer bandit in CA.

Personally, I don't even see why he even needs a trial at this stage of the game. He's locked up as he should be. Do we have to waste the time and money on a trial?
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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Hi adventuregurl -- I did not mean how he made his living before [smile], I meant over the past 16 years.....
I just read on CNN that they believe he has been living off the millions he made as a mob boss. They lived modestly.
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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As a teen & throughout my 20s, I grew up in the neighborhood Whitey annihilated with drugs, murders, extortion, robbery whist he was still in power. He's a disgraceful coward, killer & liar. He destroyed his own people (from his own 'hood), ratted on his own associates whilst hypocritically stating how he hated rats (okay, they were dealers, but my point is he has no loyalty) & killed 18-20 people, depending upon which account you read. Let him experience the rest of his life with the same fear he subjected upon 'Southie' residents... many of us were just going to work, school & trying to get out of that 'hood because of how violent & scary it was, having nothing to do with the crooked ongoings, which were prevalent & affected us all.

Word is his crooked brother, Billy, will bail him out & pay for his & his despicable girlfriend's defense. I can't imagine they'd grant him bail, seeing how he's been on the run for 16-yrs. If you want the most up-to-date info, check out the British press (e.g., dailymail.uk.co). I have no idea why, but they seem to post stories hours before they come out on the US press.

Those who didn't grow up in the 'hood think of him as a romantic "Departed" figure... I was disgusted by stupid women who said those words in the Santa Monica community where he hung out for 16-yrs. "How romantic... a crime figure was amongst us." It wasn't good or romantic living with him amongst us for those many years, lady. He's a cold blooded killer who'd take your grandmum's life if it served him & made him a buck. He strangled his friend's 20-something girlfriend because he thought she knew he & 1 of his associates were FBI informants.

My only dispair is this 81-yr old thug won't live longer to have a long life of h*ll in prison, like he deserves... his beastly goomah, too. May the rest of their lives be painful.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:36 AM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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I just read on CNN that they believe he has been living off the millions he made as a mob boss. They lived modestly.
In S. Boston, it's rumoured that his brother, Billy (former Speaker of the House & President of U-Mass) held a good portion of his blood money & passed it onto him, as needed, via his daughter, who lived 3-blocks from Whitey in Santa Monica. Shortly after she moved there, in '95, so did Whitey & his creepy girlfriend.

His associates (you can read their various books... Kevin Weeks, John Shea, Eddie MacKenzie & columnist Howie Carr... yep, read them all) all spoke of him stashing money in many safe deposit boxes all across the country & other countries (England, IR, Mexico).

Also, his apt in CA had a false wall with that $800K stored inside alongside his exercise equipment... seems he wanted folks to think he had depression & Alzheimers (perhaps in case he was caught... he can claim to not remember as his brother did when question in court about his wearabouts & because others in the bldg didn't see him often, so it was offered as an excuse)... not sure anyone with either problem is often known for weight lifting.

When he fled S. Boston 16-yrs ago, after the FBI tipped him off he'd be indicted, he left behind an apt with money & guns (according to the other girlfriend he also left behind) stored inside the walls... with his exercise equipment.

Everyone speaks of how smart & street savvy he was/is. A true believer in not keeping all one's eggs in one basket... always have another out. He had plenty of money, always did.

BTW, a request... if anyone reads the books from those who made millions by killing & dealing drugs under Whitey's orders, please get them from the library & don't put more $$ into these crooks' pockets. Two of them came out with 2nd books this week (before he was caught)... they'll continue to make $$ from their murders for a long time coming, it seems. Such a shame.
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