James P. "Jimmy" Flynn
(born February 5, 1934) is an American teamster
and film actor
. He was a reputed member of the famous Winter Hill Gang
James P. Flynn was born in Somerville, Massachusetts
and lived at 115 Hibiscus Avenue in Weymouth, Massachusetts
. He stood at 6 ft tall and weighed 180 pounds with blue eyes and blonde hair. He was arrested in Billerica, Massachusetts
in the washroom of a Chinese restaurant. He was framed with the help of John Connolly
and James J. Bulger
for the murder of Winter Hill Gang mob associate Brian (Ballonhead) Halloran and attempted murder of Michael Donahue, who offered to drive the intoxicated Halloran home in South Boston, Massachusetts
In 1986 he was tried and acquitted for that murder. He was used as an F.B.I.
Top Echelon Program informant for his connections to organized crime for several years by agent John Connolly
in the 1980s.
In 2000 it is alleged that Flynn ordered another union (IATSE) member, snack truck owner and operator Susan Christy, who was working on the film set of What's the Worst That Could Happen?, to quit in order for his friend and fellow Teamster, Robert Martini, to get the business with his truck. It was reported that when Christy refused Flynn threatened her equipment, Flynn told Martini that Christy would have to be killed or else people would "lose respect" for him. He told Martini that he should be the one to murder her since he would be the one to ultimately benefit from the deed.... Read More