Ex- crime boss gives teens ad­vice

Los Angeles Times - - MONDAY BUSINESS -

For­mer Bos­ton crime boss James “Whitey” Bul­ger had some ad­vice for three high school girls who wrote to him for a history pro­ject: Crime doesn’t pay.

The 85- year- old sent the hand­writ­ten let­ter, dated Feb. 24, from fed­eral prison in Florida, where he is serv­ing two life sen­tences, the Bos­ton Globe re­ported.

“My life was wasted and spent fool­ishly, brought shame and suf­fer­ing on my par­ents and sib­lings and will end soon,” Bul­ger wrote.

He went on to write: “Ad­vice is a cheap com­mod­ity some seek it from me about crime — I know only one thing for sure — If you want to make crime pay — ‘ Go to law school.’ ”

Bul­ger was con­victed in 2013 on rack­e­teer­ing charges that in­cluded play­ing a role in 11 mur­ders.

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