Whitey Bulger's Letter Offers Advice To Boston Teens

Monday, June 29th 2015, 10:46 am
By: News On 6

A convicted mob boss and killer is handing out advice to some Massachusetts teens. 

A group of students in a Boston suburb decided to research James "Whitey" Bulger for a competition on leadership.  They reached out to Bulger who is serving life in prison for 11 murders and a host of other crimes.

The teens were surprised Bulger wrote back -- and told the students quote "I know only one thing for sure - if you want to make crime pay - 'Go to Law School.'"

One of those murders was Tulsa businessman Roger Wheeler. Wheeler was found shot to death in the parking lot of Southern Hills Country Club in 1981.

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CBS News contributed to this report