Whitey Bulger Is Now Writing Advice Letters to Teen Girls
James “Whitey” Bulger is now penning advice letters from a Florida prison to local high school girls.
It was revealed this weekend that in February the convicted gangster answered a letter from three Lakeland girls working on a project on leadership and legacy. The three girls chose Bulger, a man known more for reigning over South Boston for decades than dish sagely life advice, because they thought he would help set their project apart from the others in the competition.
The girls Michaela Arguin, Brittany Tainsh and Mollykate Rodenbush, were startled when Bulger wrote back to them.
“It wasn’t what we were expecting at all,” said Tainsh in an interview with The Boston Globe.
Instead of answering the girl’s questions or helping them with their project he penned them a letter filled with advice and regret about his life choices.
“I’m a myth created by the media to help them generate Revenue and to hurt a relation because they didn’t appreciate his independence and daring to support an agenda they opposed,” wrote Bulger in immaculate handwrting, apparently referencing his brother William’s time as president of the Massachusetts State Senate.
Bulger suggested the girls not bother with him and write about injured veterans at Walter Reed Hospital instead.
“My life was wasted and spent foolishly, brought shame and suffering on my parents and siblings and will end soon — Advice is a cheap commodity some seek it from me about crime — I know only thing for sure — If you want to make crime pay — “Go to Law School,” wrote Bulger.
In fairness to that piece of advice from Bulger, he never had to pay student loans.
Amazingly, the girls did not go on to win their competition but they did receive two special awards for their work.
Bulger, 85, is serving two life sentences for the crimes he committed as the head of the Irish mob in Boston.
You can read the full text of the letter here.