Life of a Mobster at Endicott
Beverly, MA -- Endicott College is pleased to invite you to join us for an evening with Kevin Weeks, who was Whitey Bulger's top lieutenant, and author Phyllis Karas, as they present: The life of a mobster: Whitey Bulger's right hand man. The event will be a dialogue in which Phyllis Karas will question Weeks on his life of crime, prison, and his present role in the Bulger prosecution. The event takes place on Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 pm in the Wax Center Auditorium, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly. The event is free and open to the public.
Acclaimed author Phyllis Karas coauthored books with mobster Kevin Weeks. Weeks is a former mobster of Irish-American descent and a longtime friend and confidant to James J. Bulger, the infamous boss of the Winter Hill Gang, a crime family based out of the Winter Hill neighborhood in Somerville, Massachusetts.
After his arrest and imprisonment in 1999, he became a cooperating witness. His testimony is viewed as responsible for the convictions of FBI agent John Connolly and mobster Stephen Flemmi. Since his release from prison, he and Karas have written the New York Times bestselling true crime memoir, Brutal: My Life in Whitey Bulger's Irish Mob. This was followed by Where's Whitey?, which was also written with Phyllis Karas, a fictional novel using Bulger as a character. Promotion for the book started on the day the FBI stepped up its efforts to catch Bulger with an advertisement; Bulger was caught two days later.
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