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Mob Boss Whitey Bulger

Chained and Shackled

6/30/2011 3:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Flanked by an armed military escort ... and with his hands and feet locked in chains ... 81-year-old mobster Whitey Bulger emerged from a Coast Guard chopper in Plymouth, Mass. today after facing off with a Boston judge.

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Bulger --  a longtime staple on the FBI's Most Wanted List -- had just appeared in U.S. District Court in south Boston, where a judge granted his request to be represented by a public defender.

Bulger has been charged with multiple murder counts, as well as conspiracy to commit murder, extortion, narcotics distribution and money-laundering charges stemming from his role as the leader of Boston's infamous Winter Hill gang.

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Bulger had been on the run for 16 years ... before federal agents located the mobster in Santa Monica, CA -- where he had been living a pretty chill life with his girlfriend.

FYI -- Jack Nicholson's character in "The Departed" was allegedly inspired by Bulger's life.

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CanCan    

welcome home, whitey. i'm glad that my many, many massachusetts tax dollars will go to your public defender.

1181 days ago
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House Of Stickers .com    

Don't let the old man look fool ya. This guy would rip your teeth out and kick you in the face in front of your kids! Houseofstickers.com says " Kill Whitey "

1181 days ago
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hahahahahahahahahahaha look at the big mob idiot.....will die in prison .......you can hide but you still got caught......bastard brought down.......now go to hell whitey!

1181 days ago
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yessir    

I WAS AT HIS HEARING TODAY!

1181 days ago
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some guy    

Good to see Hollywood isn't the only one with dirt under its nails. Dunno if I'd call Whitey a celebrity, but I wiki'd him.

1181 days ago
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Jackie    

Hmm!!!..I already saw the news on 22nd of this when he was captured. TMZ u are always late...ha ha

1181 days ago
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stu    

guess my mommy was right..santa use a hellicopter in the summer.
FRY TAT OLD MAN!!!!!

1181 days ago
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Canon    

Can you do more Chris Brown woman beater stories.

1181 days ago
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Bunny    

Anyone from Boston who saw the movie, The Departed, knows that.

1181 days ago
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Phreaky    

FBI is killing it this year! woot!

1181 days ago
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Facebook Sucks    

Should have just found him on Facebook

1181 days ago
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mjl    

I bet he thought he was in clear shot of the pearly gates after all this time.

1181 days ago
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Carl    

That picture reminds me of Harrison Ford in The Fugitive. I can just imagine Whitey escaping and trying to find the one armed gangster that really committed all the murders.

1181 days ago
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some guy    

Dunno if anyone thought it, but Whitey's real story sounds pretty interesting. Corruption. Murder. Hopefully n00d chix.

1181 days ago
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dimes    

It's a long way from Santa Monica to Walpole.

1181 days ago
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