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Fugitive Mobster's Brother Sentenced

September 04, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

A brother of fugitive mobster James J. "Whitey" Bulger was given a six-month sentence in Boston for lying about his contacts with the outlaw.

John "Jackie" Bulger, 62, also received three years' probation, the first six months of which must be served in home confinement, and was fined $3,000.

Another brother, William M. Bulger, resigned under fire as president of the University of Massachusetts over his own contacts with his mobster brother.

John Bulger told a federal grand jury that he had no contact with his fugitive brother when he had, in fact, talked with him on the phone.

James Bulger, 73, has been a fugitive since 1995 and is linked to 21 murders.

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