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In 1988, an investigative series by the Globe Spotlight Team was the first published report to uncover the secret alliance between "Whitey" Bulger and the FBI. Since then, Globe reporters have remained at the forefront of the story, piecing together several vivid, long-form investigative reports that provide an excellent overview of the Bulger case.


 SEPTEMBER, 1988
Spotlight Report The Bulger mystique
In 1988, the Globe Spotlight Team tackled the story of the Bulger brothers, two of Boston's most powerful and elusive figures: One a member of the state's political elite, the other the kingpin of the state's most notorious crime ring.
Part 1: Senate president: Family, Southie, power
Part 2: As Bulgers flex muscles, busing enters picture
Part 3: Law officers' lament: Where was Whitey?
Part 4: Tales of revenge obscure Bulger's charm


 MARCH, 1995
Spotlight Report New tactics sped Bulger's fall
Following the 1995 indictment of Bulger and several of his associates on federal racketeering charges, the Spotlight Team explored the inside story of how investigators brought down Boston's most elusive criminal.


 JULY, 1998
Spotlight Report Whitey and the FBI
As months of courtroom testimony laid bare details of the FBI's decades-long deal with Bulger, the Spotlight Team assembled an intimate portrait of the relationship between Boston's top law men and its top criminals.
Part 1: Agent, mobster forge pact on old Southie ties
Part 2: Agents gave Bulger starring role in Mafia case
Part 3: The official Bulger FBI files: some tall tales
Part 4: Cases disappear as FBI looks away
Part 5: FBI in denial as Bulger breaks drug pact


 JANUARY, 1998
Whitey Bulger's life on the run
On the third anniversary of Bulger's disappearance from Boston, the Globe pieced together law enforcement reports and eyewitness testimony to paint a portrait of the fugitive mobster's relentless travels across the country.

 KEY FIGURES
Whitey Bulger
Stephen Flemmi
Frank Salemme
Kevin Weeks
John Martorano
John Connolly
John Morris

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 GLOBE SPECIAL REPORTS
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The Bulger mystique
A look at Boston's famous brothers, William and Whitey.

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The story of Whitey's fall
How investigators brought down the elusive criminal.

1 9 9 8
Whitey & the FBI
The relationship between Bulger and Boston's law men.

1 9 9 8
Whitey's life on the run
The fugitive mobster's relentless travels across the country.

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