Ex-FBI agent linked to Whitey Bulger to be freed from prison
FILE- In this Oct. 15, 2008 file photo, former FBI agent John Connolly listens to the testimony during his trial in Miami. The imprisoned former FBI agent serving a 40-year prison sentence for alerting former Boston mobster Whitey Bulger that he could implicated in a mob murder wants to be released from prison on medical grounds. The Florida Commission on Offender Review voted 2-1 in favor of releasing 80-year-old John Connolly, who has cancer and is believed to have less than a year to live. Connolly tipped off Bulger and another gangster, Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi, that Callahan was about to implicate the gang in a killing, authorities said. In a statement read to the commission, Callahan's son said he is not opposed to Connolly's release, given his prognosis.
Imprisoned ex-FBI agent who worked with Bulger seeks release
FILE- In this Oct. 15, 2008 file photo, former FBI agent John Connolly listens to the testimony during his trial in Miami. The imprisoned former FBI agent serving a 40-year prison sentence for alerting former Boston mobster Whitey Bulger that he could implicated in a mob murder wants to be released from prison on medical grounds. Connolly will ask the Florida Commission on Offender Review Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 to release him. “It’s on the docket for the 17th and he’s seeking a conditional medical release,” said commission spokesperson Angela Meredith. Connolly’s Cambridge lawyer, Peter Mullane, confirmed to the Boston Herald Friday that Connolly, who is 80, is seeking to be released.
Epstein warden now running new prison despite ongoing probe
FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. The Epstein Victims Compensation Program said Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, it has temporarily run out of funds. AdThe Justice Department’s inspector general has not completed an investigation into lapses that allowed Epstein to end his life. AdHis suicide cast a spotlight on the federal prison agency, which has been plagued for years by a staffing shortage and violence, and on safety lapses inside one of the most secure jails in America. N’Diaye is being placed at a prison where more than 61% of the inmates have tested positive for the virus.
Inquiry into Russia probe carries political consequences
But that doesn't mean the investigation, led by U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut, doesn't carry its own political consequences. He was named last year by Barr to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation. Durham's investigation is one of multiple inquiries the department has undertaken in connection with the FBI's probe into potential coordination between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. In the statement, released through the Justice Department, Durham said he disagreed with the inspector general about the investigation being properly predicated. Trump is likely to seize on any modicum of questionable activity during the FBIs counterintelligence probe, which morphed into special counsel Robert Muellers Russia investigation.
A peek at Hollywood's must-see autumn offerings
The summer movie season is fading away. Fall’s most anticipated blockbusters range from the film adaptation of best-selling novel “The Martian” starring Matt Damon, to the Whitey Bulger true-life crime drama “Black Mass” starring Johnny Depp. Movie critic Matt Singer joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” with his list of must-sees.cbsnews.com
The Gaskos: Capturing Whitey Bulger
The Gaskos: Capturing Whitey Bulger FBI agents tell Steve Kroft about their 16-year search and eventual capture of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, once No. 1 on the Most Wanted list FBI agents tell Steve Kroft about their 16-year search and eventual capture of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, once No. 1 on the Most Wanted list.cbsnews.com
Preview: The Gaskos
Preview: The Gaskos For 16 years, one of the FBI's most wanted men, Boston gangster Whitey Bulger and his girlfriend, managed to elude a worldwide manhunt by living a quiet life in Santa Monica, Calif., as "Charley and Carol Gasko." Watch Steve Kroft's report on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.cbsnews.com
60 Minutes Overtime 03.02.14
60 Minutes Overtime 03.02.14 60 Minutes doesn't show up unannounced very often. Here's why Bob Simon decided to surprise this man on his doorstep; then, Steve Kroft tells the story of Whitey Bulger's complex relationship with James Lawlor, a man Bulger befriended to gain an alias; and, Julie Platner spent a year chronicling the life of an American neo-Nazi and his family.cbsnews.com