While many Bostonians were preparing for holiday festivities last Thursday, accused mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger was quietly slipped into a Boston area hospital to receive medical treatment.
Sources tell the Boston Globe that Bulger was examined on Dec. 22 for several hours and was later returned to Plymouth County House of Correction where he is being held until trial.
Two people speaking anonymously to the paper did not disclose why the 82-year-old required treatment.
The Boston Globe also reached out to Bulger's attorney who declined to comment on his client's health.
Bulger has previously admitted to taking a blood pressure and heart medication known as Atenolol, but it is unclear if the examination was related to his previous ailments.
Among a number of charges, Bulger has been indicted for his alleged involvement in 19 murders.
James "Whitey" Bulger is scheduled to be back in court on Jan. 11.
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