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Tue December 17, 2013

Boston Gangster Bulger Transferred to Oklahoma

BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger has been moved to a federal prison in Oklahoma.

James Whitey Bulger
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The federal Bureau of Prisons website says the 84-year-old Bulger is being held at FTC Oklahoma City, which is described as a federal transfer facility.

It was not immediately clear when he was moved there or why he was moved from his previous prison in Brooklyn, N.Y. Federal prosecutors did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

Prosecutors in Tulsa, Okla., have been deciding whether to move forward with a murder case against Bulger in the 1981 killing of businessman Roger Wheeler.

Bulger was convicted by a federal jury in Boston earlier this year of killing Wheeler and 10 others. He was sentenced to two life terms.