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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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Areader    

A $14,000.00 Chopper ride on the tax payers dime and the court found Whitey indigent, absolutely disgraceful!!!

1189 days ago
32.

Dennis Johnson    

This is great another POS off of the streets,I hope he burnes in HELL!

1189 days ago
33.

OooooNooo!    

Montezuma says: "Though, why is the Coast Guard getting involved in matters of law enforcement outside of their general directive?"

Because the Coast Guard IS charged with law enforcement and ofter renders mutual assistance to other law enforcement agencies. "General directive"? What are you, some weird militia type?

The big question is this: Isn't that Aston Kushner on the right?

1189 days ago
34.

Alibotify    

And 'The Departed' is based on the chinese film 'Infernal Affairs'.

Soooooooo how does that work again?

1189 days ago
35.

Mark Garfinkel    

Not exclusive....
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/2011_0701taxpayers_drop_serious_dime_on_bulger_flight_lawyer/srvc=home&position=1

1189 days ago
36.

Sassi    

Doesn't the US Coast Guard have more important things to do than transport this criminal. Why isn't he being transported via Federal Marshall's? Another waste of taxpayer money.

1189 days ago
37.

BouncersSuck    

While you're using the deluxe chopper anyway, Why not just fly Whitey out to the Carl Vinson for a mysterious sea burial?

Big Poppa

1189 days ago
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