Federal prosecutors have uncovered a suspected memoir that Whitey Bulger may have penned before he went on the run in 1994.
The unfinished manuscript, “My Life in the Irish Mafia Wars” was discovered by investigators on Jan 5, 1995, at the home of Teresa Stanely, Bulger’s ex-girlfriend, in South Boston.
A former Boston crime lord, the 82-year-old is charged with the murder of 19 men and women. His trial is scheduled to begin in November. After being on the run for 16-years he was captured by the FBI last June in Santa Monica.
“It is unclear at this juncture whether (Bulger) authored this document, however...the government may use this document as evidence...to impeach (Bulger),” the documents filed in US District Court State.
The Boston Herald reports that prosecutors also found additional documents in his Santa Monica apartment on June 22nd “which appears to be autobiographical”.
Stanely (70) says she was not aware of the memoir style documents, but she recalled authors mailing the crime boss offering to write his life story.
“It was all his things. I didn’t snoop. I never touched anything,” she said. “I don’t know anything about this (book). I never saw it. I don’t know when he did it. I never saw him sitting down writing in a journal in this house.”
However she said she wouldn’t be surprised as Bulger: “liked to be in control of everything.”
The 70-year-old was not present at her home when the FBI discovered the manuscript.
“Boxes and boxes of things went out of here. They even took Christmas presents that hadn’t even been opened.”
Bulger’s girlfriend Catherine Greig (60) who was on the run with the crime lord, will plead guilty on Wednesday in U.S. District Court to harboring a fugitive and two counts of identity fraud.
A former dental hygienist from Quincy, she could face up to 15 years in prison.