BOSTON (CBS) – Whitey Bulger was rushed to the hospital last week. The I-Team has learned the Boston mobster has been treated recently for health problems.
He was taken to Boston for treatment but is now back at the Plymouth correctional facility.
Sources tell WBZ it was sometime last week that Bulger was rushed to Boston Medical Center with chest pains.
WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager reports
The 82-year-old has a history of heart problems. In fact, prosecutors played a video in court showing Bulger’s companion Catherine Greig walking into a Santa Monica, California drug store to allegedly buy medicine for him using a fake ID.
Relatives of Bulger’s victims are hoping he’ll hold on to his health.
“I’d like to see him live long enough to be tried, convicted, suffer a little bit like he made all the victims suffer and all their families,” says Steven Davis. His sister, Debra Davis, was one of Bulger’s 19 alleged murder victims.
Davis says, “If he dies before he’s tried, he’s going to take all his sins to the grave with him.”
After authorities captured Bulger and Greig last summer, agents said he bragged about how they had traveled to Tijuana, Mexico several times while they were on the lam for 16 years. He allegedly told agents they were able to buy drug called “Atenolol” which is used to treat chest pain and high blood pressure.
Sources tell the I-Team that doctors at Boston Medical Center advised Bulger to stay in the hospital for further treatment, but that the ex-fugitive mobster chose to go back to the Plymouth County correctional facility.
Bulger’s attorney, J.W. Carney Jr. says, “I do not comment on my clients’ health.”