London - (Rioters): He's on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list, a fugitive from justice for alleged racketeering, murder, conspiracy to commit murder, extortion, extortion conspiracy, money laundering, money laundering conspiracy and drug dealing charges.
And underworld pals said today he's absolutely hopping mad at his name being linked to the re-jailing of child murderer Jon Venables.
The US career criminal happens to share the same name as John Venables' and Robert Thompson's victim and the unfortunate publicity has infuriated him.
Some years ago Interpol probed reports that the elder brother of ex-President of the Massachusetts State Senate William Michael Bulger may have had plastic surgery and fled to England.
Other sources even suggested he then became a member of the House of Lords after someone found an uncanny resemblance to an ageing peer who was so flat broke he welcomed a tidy $$$ inducement to swap places.
All this is the stuff of fantasy, of course.
The FBI remains convinced Bulger is still at large in the USA, "maybe disguised as a Chicago janitor."
The case remains open.