More is coming out about the adventures of mobster James “Whitey’’ Bulger, who was captured last week after 16 years on the lam.
The Boston Globe reports that during those 16 years he returned to Boston in disguise and “armed to the teeth’’ several times “to take care of some unfinished business.’’ The paper cited government documents filed Monday.
The paper reported that Bulger, who is charged with 19 murders, refused to say who he came to see or when, but former associates said he returned at least twice during the first year on the lam.
Bulger also told FBI agents he also visited Las Vegas and Mexico, and stashed money with people he had trusted, according to the Globe.
Prosecutors are arguing that Bulger’s lifestyle indicates that he can afford to pay for his defense, the Globe reported. When authorities busted him they found more than $800,000 stashed in his apartment.