After all these years … James “Whitey” Bulger has been arrested!
81 year old
legendary infamous James “Whitey” Bulger was arrested by the FBI in Santa Monica, CA without incident. After 16 years on the run, Bulger, former crime boss of the Winter Hill gang, has been bagged. According to news reports, Bulger was arrested with his long time gal pal Catherine Greig. “Whitey” Bulger, one of the most noted legendary Boston crime bosses, who was the inspiration to the movie, The Departed”, was indicted in 19 murders and who is was on the FBI’s top 10 Most Wanted list.
Legendary Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger, who has been on the run for more than a decade, was arrested Wednesday in Santa Monica, multiple law enforcement sources told The Times.
Bulger, 81, has been the subject of several books and was the inspiration for “The Departed,” a 2006 Martin Scorsese film staring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson.
Bulger fled Boston in late 1994 as federal agents were about to arrest him in connection with 21 killings, racketeering and other crimes that spanned the early 1970s to the mid-1980s.
FBI’s assistant director in charge in Los Angeles, issued the following statement late Wednesday:
“FBI Agents have arrested Top Ten Fugitive, James J. “Whitey” Bulger, and his companion, Catherine Greig, in California. Recent publicity produced a tip which led agents to Santa Monica where they located both Bulger and Greig at a residence early this evening. The two were arrested without incident. Both are currently scheduled for an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California (downtown Los Angeles) on Thursday.”
Much more at the NY Times on the life, times and capture of ex-mob boss Whitey Bulger. Recently the FBI began a campaign to get Bulger via his girl friend through a stepped up ad campaign. looks like the FBI have finally got their guy, and girl.