The author of this blog lived in the same neighborhood as Whitey Bulger as Whitey was beginning his criminal career. He is a former Marine officer and a criminal trial attorney. He began as a defense attorney in a small Boston law firm that had as clients the top Boston Mafia figures. He represented a defendant in the first wiretap case tried in Massachusetts. He defended other in in major felonies. He also represented the Boston School Committee in the famous school busing case.
He left the firm to become a prosecutor where he rose to the top position his office. He has tried every type felony from murder on down. He specialized in electronic investigations and as well as arson prosecutions. He has conducted and overseen more undercover electronic surveillance than all others prosecutors in the Commonwealth combined during his career. One target of his surveillance was Whitey Bulger’s criminal network.
The author has written the authoritative book on the criminal trial of Whitey Bulger’s long-time F.B.I. handler John Connolly called, “Don’t Embarrass the Family.” For up to a year he has posted daily reports on this blog both on the matters surrounding Whitey’s prosecution as well as other matters of public interest involving the criminal justice system.
Retired now living within an hour’s driving distance from Whitey, both locations close by the sea, the author’s expertise is far beyond that of an academic or newspaper reporter. It gives him the insight and ability to give a more accurate take on the events surrounding the case against Whitey Bulger.