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BOSTON (CBS) – Federal prosecutors believe reputed mob boss Whitey Bulger may have been writing memoirs and they will likely use the evidence against him at his upcoming trial.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Lana Jones reports.
In documents released Tuesday showing evidence that’s been shared with Bulger’s lawyers, prosecutors claim they seized two documents – one in January 1995, when Bulger fled, and the other in June 2011, when he was captured.
The papers seized in 1995 were titled “My Life in the Irish Mafia Wars.” They were recovered in a raid on Bulger’s home in South Boston.
“It is unclear at this juncture whether the defendant authored this document, however, the government provides notice to the defendant that the government may use this document as evidence in its case-in-chief and/or to impeach the defendant,” prosecutors wrote in their filing to J.W. Carney, Bulger’s lead attorney.
A second document was picked up by authorities on June 22, 2011 inside Bulger’s apartment in Santa Monica, California, shortly after he was arrested after 16 years on the run.
Prosecutors said that item “appears to be autobiographical” as well.
Bulger, 82, led the notorious Winter Hill Gang and was a high-level FBI informant. He’s charged with 19 murders.
His trial is set for November 5.
Under a plea agreement, his girlfriend Catherine Greig will plead guilty Wednesday to charges she helped Bulger hide for 16 years.