Howie Winter

Howie Winter in Middlesex Superior Court, Dec. 4, 2012.

Former Winter Hill Gang Members Arraigned On Extortion, Conspiracy Charges

The former head of the Winter Hill Gang says the allegations of extortion and conspiracy charges against him are false.


Howie Winter in Somerville District Court June 8, 2012.

$25,000 Bail For Former Winter Hill Gang Leader Charged In Extortion Plot

Eighty-three-year-old Howie Winter, a predecessor of Whitey Bulger as head of the Winter Hill Gang, was ordered held on $25,000 bail Friday.



Former Winter Hill Gang Leader Arrested In Extortion Case

Massachusetts prosecutors have announced the arrest of 83-year-old former Boston-area gang boss Howie Winter.