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1:48 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

UPDATE: Feds Move Bulger To Oklahoma Prison Facility

Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger has been moved to a federal prison in Oklahoma.

James "Whitey" Bulger
James "Whitey" Bulger
Credit U.S. Marshals Service

A federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman says the 84-year-old Boston gangster has been transferred to FTC Oklahoma City, which houses inmates as they are moved between prisons.

Tulsa County First Assistant District Attorney Doug Drummond said Tuesday his office didn't know Bulger was being sent to Oklahoma and that he isn't aware of a connection to any possible prosecution.

Tulsa prosecutors have been deciding whether to move forward with a first-degree murder charge against Bulger in the 1981 killing of businessman Roger Wheeler. Bulger was convicted by a federal jury in Boston earlier this year of killing Wheeler and 10 others and sentenced to two life terms.

It was not immediately clear when he was moved there or why he was moved from his previous prison in Brooklyn, N.Y. Federal prosecutors did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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