Manage episode 357441905 series 2387048
In part two of this two-part episode, retired agents Phil Torsney and Tommy MacDonald review how, during the unresolved fugitive investigation of James “Whitey” Bulger, they altered their investigative strategy by focusing a public media campaign, including a national 30-second Public Service Announcement, on photos they had acquired of Bulger's female companion, Catherine Greig.
Bulger had served as an informant for the FBI for several years. His FBI agent handler, John Connelly, was charged and convicted for revealing to Bulger that he was about to be indicted for RICO by the Massachusetts State Police and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Federal prosecutors later filed a superseding indictment and, in addition to the initial racketeering charges, tried and convicted Bulger for nineteen murders. Torsney and MacDonald gathered the evidence that finally led to the dramatic capture of Bulger and Greig by agent Scott Garriola in the LA Division. Phil Torsney served in the FBI for over 29 years. Tommy MacDonald served for twenty-five years.
Check out episode show notes, photos, and related articles: https://jerriwilliams.com/283-phil-torsney-and-tommy-macdonald-whitey-bulger-fugitive-hunt-part-2/
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