Whitey Bulger Transferred to Florida Prison

FILE - This file June 23, 2011 booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger, captured in Santa Monica, Calif., after 16 years on the run. Documents filed in federal court show the costs of defending Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger have topped more than $3 million. Documents submitted Friday, March 21, 2014 show Bulger’s defense lawyers have charged the government a little more than $2.7 million for their work. When the costs of experts, paralegal services and transcripts are added in, the total reaches slightly over $3 million. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)
James ‘Whitey’ Bulger in a 2011 booking photo

James “Whitey” Bulger was transferred from an Arizona federal prison to one in Florida.

According to The Boston Globe, Bulger was transferred from the Tucson prison he has lived in since January to a high security penitentiary in Sumterville, Florida. WPRI reports that he was moved on August 29, but that a Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesperson would not give a reason for the switch.

Bulger’s attorneys, who did not respond to The Globe’s request for comment, filed an appeal in August.

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The notorious gangster was found guilty of 31 charges, including participating in 11 murders, racketeering, and drug trafficking in August 2013. In November, he was sentenced to two life sentences plus five years. He turned 85 on Wednesday.