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The Boston Globe


Kevin Cullen

My scam’s better than your scam

So I take you to the beautiful South Boston waterfront, where in the courthouse named for Joe Moakley, Whitey Bulger’s old neighbor from the Old Harbor projects, Whitey’s title as scam artist of the century was under serious challenge Wednesday by the inimitable Michael McLaughlin.

Mike McLaughlin, erstwhile head of the Chelsea Housing Authority, is an old school pol. He’d steal a hot stove and come back for the smoke.

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