View Full Version : Police: Mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger Arrested in California

06-23-2011, 03:19 AM

LOS ANGELES James "Whitey" Bulger, a notorious Boston gangster on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list for his alleged role in 19 murders, was captured Wednesday near Los Angeles after living on the run for 16 years, authorities said.

Bulger, 81, was arrested along with his longtime girlfriend, 60-year-old Catherine Greig, in the early evening at a residence in Santa Monica, said a law enforcement official who was not authorized to speak publicly about the case. The arrest was based on a tip from the recent publicity campaign that federal authorities had regenerated, according to the official.

The two were arrested without incident, the FBI said. The FBI had been conducting a surveillance operation in the area where the arrest was made, Santa Monica police Sgt. Rudy Flores said.

Bulger was the leader of the Winter Hill Gang when he fled in January 1995 after being tipped by a former Boston FBI agent that he was about to be indicted. Bulger was a top-echelon FBI informant.


Space Gravy
06-23-2011, 07:44 AM
I figured he'd been dead for years.

06-23-2011, 02:17 PM
Sounds like he only killed folks what needed killing.

06-23-2011, 04:56 PM
Did Obama take credit for this one, too?