Bulger's former associate Kevin Weeks speaks out

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June 28, 2011, 4:08 pm

(NECN: John Moroney, Boston, Mass.) - "For him to be up there and make these statements and stuff I just wonder what's going on in his mind."

Kevin Weeks probably knew Whitey Bulger as well as anyone.
Still, the former henchman turned government informant says he's not sure what to make of claims - Bulger came home during his years on the run - armed to the teeth - looking to settle unfinished business.  
"I don't understand because he's not the same as I remember him. I can't believe he's so chatty right now. So I don't know what he's doing."  

Weeks has written a second book about Bulger and appeared Tuesday on The Morning Show. He says doesn't worry about his own safety now that the one-time Mob boss is back in town and neither should anyone else.
"I don't think he's Pablo Escobar where he can just walk out of his prison cell and come to South Boston or anywhere. No, no one's worried about him."

There's speculation about whether Bulger will cut a deal.
But, Weeks says he's not sure if the 81-year-old defendant has anything to offer the government - other than perhaps filling in some holes in history.
Weeks does hope Bulger tries to do something for his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig.
"Catherine is a nice person, a loyal person, compassionate, intelligent. I can't say enough about her. She's a good person."

Weeks was one of the last people to see Bulger before he left town. He's not sure what he's say to him if saw him now.
 "I don't think there is much that can be said between us. He did what he did and other people did what they did."

Tags: South Boston, mobster , John Moroney, Whitey Bulger, mob, Kevin Weeks, Santa Monica
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