FBI Stops Releasing Whitey Bulger Records

James “Whitey” Bulger

By Steve Neavling

The FBI is no longer releasing information related to the case of James “Whitey” Bulger, saying the records are “investigative.”

“The records responsive to your request are law enforcement records; there is a pending or prospective law enforcement proceeding relevant to these responsive records, and release of the information could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings. Therefore, your request is being administratively closed,” the FBI said in a letter to the Boston Herald, The New Hampshire Union Leader reports.

It’s not clear what Bulger-related investigation is still ongoing.

The notorious Boston gangster was murdered in a West Virginia prison in August 2012. 

John Connolly, the disgraced former FBI agent who was sentenced to 40 years in prison for working with Bulger, remains free of jail on compassionate release. 

The Boston Herald is appealing the FBI’s decision not to release the records. 

“It’s a joke,” Steve Davis, whose sister was allegedly slain by Bulger, said. “There’s no way in hell they shouldn’t tell all. It’s not right to all of the loved ones of victims still looking for answers.”

At the time of Bulger’s death, he was serving two life sentences for his 2013 conviction of participating in 11 murders.

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