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Irish Mob

Stephen Rakes, who was poisoned to death in July 2013, had claimed Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger had forced him to sell his South Boston liquor store to serve as a gang headquarters. (Photo Credit: Chris Gobeille)

Death Of Alleged ‘Whitey’ Bulger Extortion Victim Ruled Cyanide Poisoning

The Massachusetts medical examiner’s office has determined that cyanide poisoning killed an alleged extortion victim of Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger who had hoped to testify at Bulger’s trial, prosecutors said Sunday.