The families of a victim allegedly murdered by James "Whitey" Bulger are upset that a new Discovery Channel show will feature one of Bulger's associates, The Boston Globe reports.
Patrick Nee, whose name has been brought up multiple times during the high-profile Bulger trial, will appear on the show titled "Saint Hoods." The series is described to be part documentary, part dramatization, as it follows three Boston sports gambling rings.
"Southie, the largest and most powerful crew in Boston, is run by the notorious Pat Nee, famed for his battles with gangster Whitey Bulger," the Discovery Channel press release explains, and Nee is featured prominently among the show's press photos.
"I'm absolutely disgusted," Tommy Donahue – whose father is thought to have been murdered by Bulger – told The Boston Globe. Another witness in the case has named Nee as a possible accomplice in the murder.
"His name has been thrown around a dozen times, and the government hasn't done anything about it," Donahue added.
No charges have yet been filed against Nee for the murder of Donahue's father, though Nee has been convicted of other crimes, including gun smuggling and an attempted armored car heist. Bulger and Nee became associates after years of rivalry, according to The Boston Globe report.
The "Saint Hoods" press release promises that the show, which premieres August 2, "provides accounts of the incidents, misdeeds and wrongdoings within the Boston bookie community and gives a rare, never-before-seen look at how these crews' members work together to run their businesses." The Discovery Channel did not immediately return a request for comment.