Black mass: the Irish mob, the FBI, and a devil's deal

364.1 L522b 2015

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Black mass: the Irish mob, the FBI, and a devil's deal

Lehr, Dick

New York Public Affairs 2012

416 p. illustrated 21 cm.

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John Connolly and James "Whitey" Bulger grew up together on the tought streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the mid-1970's, they met again. BY then, Connolly was a major figure in the Boston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bulger had become godfather of the local Irish-American mob. What happened next, a dirty deal to bring down the Italian-American mafia in exchange for protection for bulger, would spiral out of control, leading to murders, Bulger's takeover of the neighborhood drug trade, racketeering indictments, and, ultimately, the biggest informant scandal in the history of the FBI. In this new edition of the New York Times and Boston Globe bestseller, Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill, the two former Boston Globe reporters who were on the case from the beginning, take us deeper undercover, exposing one of the worst scandals in FBI history and the black hearts of two old friends who preferred the darkness of permanent midnight.

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ISBN:

9781610391092

Author:

Lehr, Dick

Title:

Black mass: the Irish mob, the FBI, and a devil's deal

Publisher:

New York Public Affairs 2012

Physical:

416 p. illustrated 21 cm.

Summary:

John Connolly and James "Whitey" Bulger grew up together on the tought streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the mid-1970's, they met again. BY then, Connolly was a major figure in the Boston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bulger had become godfather of the local Irish-American mob. What happened next, a dirty deal to bring down the Italian-American mafia in exchange for protection for bulger, would spiral out of control, leading to murders, Bulger's takeover of the neighborhood drug trade, racketeering indictments, and, ultimately, the biggest informant scandal in the history of the FBI. In this new edition of the New York Times and Boston Globe bestseller, Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill, the two former Boston Globe reporters who were on the case from the beginning, take us deeper undercover, exposing one of the worst scandals in FBI history and the black hearts of two old friends who preferred the darkness of permanent midnight.

Subject:

Organized crime--Massachusetts--Boston

Subject:

Irish Americans--Social conditions--Massachusetts--Boston

Subject:

Irish American criminals--Massachusetts--Boston

Subject:

United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation--Corrupt practices--1960-1990

Subject:

South Boston (Boston, Mass.)--Social conditions

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