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William Camuti in Concord District Court, Aug. 2, 2013 (WBZ-TV)

Sudbury Man Charged In Alleged Bulger Victim’s Death

A man has been charged with murder in the July poisoning death of an alleged extortion victim of Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger.

11/15/2013

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.

10/20/2013

William Camuti in Concord District Court, Aug. 2, 2013 (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Coffee Poisoning Suspect Indicted

A man held on attempted murder and other charges in the death of a business associate who’d hoped to testify at the unrelated racketeering trial of James “Whitey” Bulger has been indicted.

10/03/2013

William Camuti in Concord District Court, Aug. 2, 2013 (WBZ-TV)

Man Charged In Death Of Stephen Rakes Will Remain Jailed

A Massachusetts man charged with attempted murder for allegedly poisoning another man’s iced coffee is due in court for a dangerousness hearing.

09/10/2013

William Camuti in Concord District Court, Aug. 2, 2013 (WBZ-TV)

Suspect In Stephen Rakes Killing Held Without Bail

A Sudbury man is spending his first weekend in jail after pleading not guilty to attempted murder in the death of a man with connections to the James “Whitey” Bulger trial who authorities say drank poisoned iced coffee.

08/03/2013

Steve Rakes says Whitey Bulger threatened him and took his liquor store. (Photo Credit: Chris Gobeille)

Sudbury Man Charged In Poisoning Death Of Stephen Rakes

A 69-year-old Sudbury man has been charged in connection with the death of Stephen Rakes.

08/02/2013

Steve Rakes says Whitey Bulger threatened him and took his liquor store. (Photo Credit: Chris Gobeille)

Sources: Stephen Rakes’ Body Was Moved After He Died

Stephen Rakes, an alleged extortion victim of Whitey Bulger, was found dead last week.

07/23/2013

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Soundbytes Of The Week: 7/19

Top audio clips from each week, as selected by WBZ News Editor Dave Mager.

07/19/2013

Steve Rakes says Whitey Bulger threatened him and took his liquor store. (Photo Credit: Chris Gobeille)

Car Of Dead Alleged Bulger Extortion Victim Found In Waltham

The car belonging to Stephen Rakes, an alleged extortion victim of Whitey Bulger, was found in Waltham, sources told WBZ-TV Friday.

07/19/2013

Steve Rakes says Whitey Bulger threatened him and took his liquor store. (Photo Credit: Chris Gobeille)

Man Who Claimed Whitey Bulger Stole His Southie Liquor Store Found Dead

Stephen Rakes, the former South Boston liquor store owner who claimed Whitey Bulger muscled him out of business years ago, has died.

07/18/2013

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