James ‘Whitey’ Bulger & John Gotti Sr. on ’60 Minutes’

John Gotti Sr. and James "Whitey" Bulger

Gotti and Bulger are two of the most legendary Mob bosses in Mafia history and they even have movies made about them with A-list actors Johnny Depp and John Travolta. Tonight they are each being featured on an episode of 60 Minutes. Bulger was nicknamed "Whitey" but was rarely called the name to his face. He was called this because of his white, slicked-back hair. He was notorious in South Boston for earning millions of dollars in the rackets he ran. When Depp played the role of Bulger in the movie "Black Mass", Depp talked about Bulger to People, saying: There's a kind heart in there. There's a cold heart in there. There's a man who loves. There's a man who cries. There's a lot to the man. Bulger himself was apparently not a fan of the movie as his defense attorney Hank Brennan told People Magazine: Johnny Depp might as well have been playing the Mad Hatter all over again as far as James Bulger is concerned. Hollywood greed is behind the rush to portray my client, and the movie missed the real scourge created in my client's case, the real menace to Boston during that time and in other mob cases around the country – the federal government's complicity in each and every one of those murders with the top echelon informant program. In 2013, Bulger was convicted in connection with 11 murders and charges relating to his criminal racketeering enterprise and association with the Winter Hill Gang. Bulger was on the run for about 11 years before he was caught in 2011. As for John Gotti Sr., he was the legendary Gambino Crime Family boss in New York. Many know his daughter Victoria Gotti from her reality show Growing Up Gotti and her appearances on Real Housewives of New Jersey as well as Mob Wives. As boss of the Gambinos, made Gotti brought it hundreds of millions of dollars each year from construction, hijacking, loan sharking, gambling, extortion, and other criminal goings-on. Because of Gotti's expensive clothes and personality in front of the media, he became known as "The Dapper Don". Gotti's underboss Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano helped to put a stop to Gotti's crimes in 1991. In 1992, Gotti was sentenced to serve a life sentence after he was convicted of five murders, conspiracy to commit murder, racketeering, obstruction of justice, illegal gambling, extortion, tax evasion, and loansharking. For more information on Gotti and Whitey Bulger, click through our gallery. (Getty)


Read More
, , ,