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True Crimes Stories: Boston Mobster Whitey Bulger

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Boston Mobster Whitey Bulger was on the lam for 16 years - living the quiet life of a retiree - before he was caught in Santa Monica in 2011. Before he disappeared, Bulger was an informant for the FBI - even while he was allegedly killing people. Now that he's in prison, awaiting trial for 19 murders, troubling new questions have come up.

Was he promised immunity by his handlers? And did he get help from current or former FBI agents after he went on the run? Those are some of the issues Fox 11 Anchor Phil Shuman and Fox 11 Legal Analyst Robin Sax look into in this special report.

PART ONE: Whitey Bulger could be making some stunning revelations when his trial starts in June.  Phil Shuman talks to a former FBI agent who says - back in the 1980's - he warned his superiors that Bulger was a hardcore criminal who could not be trusted as an informant.

PART TWO: Hollywood is jumping on the Whitey Bulger bandwagon, with at least two A-list movies in the works, including one starring Johnny Depp. But in real-life Boston, Bulger was someone who left a trail of death and heartache.

PART THREE: A former Santa Monica Police Sergeant suspected that Whitey Bulger may have been hiding in Southern California, but his warnings were ignored by everyone from local law enforcement to the U.S. Dept. of Justice.

PART FOUR: A new book has some interesting revelations about Whitey Bulger, including some unusual efforts on his part to get his girlfriend of the hook for "harboring a criminal."

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