(FreedomBeacon.com)- The Justice Department came forward last week reporting that three men, including a mafia hitman, have been charged for the October 2018 murder of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger in West Virginia prison, reports Gateway Pundit. The charges reportedly come four years after Bulger’s murder who was considered a “snitch.”
The charges are against Fotios “Freddy” Geas, Paul J. DeCologero and Sean McKinnon, as questions have been raised why Bulger was not moved somewhere more protective given the population’s knowledge of who he was.
Two of the three murderers face separate charges, with Geas reportedly facing a one for murder by a federal inmate serving a life sentence and McKinnon for making false statements to a federal agent. Geas and DeCologero were identified as suspects as the investigation continued for years but were placed in solitary confinement until its conclusion.
The 89-year-old Bulger was reportedly killed shortly after entering USP Hazelton, a high-security federal prison in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, Daily Mail reports. He was in his wheelchair when the three inmates rolled him out of the surveillance cameras view and beat him with a lock in a sock and attempted to gouge his eyes out with a shiv. At the time of his death, Bulger was serving two life sentences after being convicted in 2013 for killing at least 11 people.
It was discovered that Bulger served as an FBI informant as far back as 1975, despite his constant denial of it, which gave him impunity to commit any crime—except murder. Law enforcement officials reportedly told Daily Mail that Bulger was considering outing those in the top echelon of the FBI in the informant program.
Representative Stephen Lynch, who is from Bulger’s “old turf,” introduced the Confidential Informant Accountability Act last year which reportedly “calls for congressional oversight into the selection and use of confidential informants.” It’s suggested that Bulger was going to open up to someone on Lynch’s team about abuses in the informant program.