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    Boston fugitive James 'Whitey' Bulger arrested

    Boston fugitive James 'Whitey' Bulger arrested


    Alleged Boston gang leader James "Whitey" Bulger has been arrested near Los Angeles following 16 years on the run, FBI officials say.

    The 81-year-old was detained with his long-time girlfriend Catherine Greig, 60. Both are due to appear in court later on Thursday.

    Bulger was on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list, and is accused of involvement in 19 murders.

    Bulger was the inspiration for the Martin Scorsese film "The Departed".

    He was played by Jack Nicholson in a movie that won four Oscars in 2007.

    Bulger is accused of running the Winter Hill gang in the 1970s and 1980s.
    Lured out

    The couple's arrest in Santa Monica, California, came days after the FBI began airing 30-second public service announcements, focusing on Ms Greig.

    They specifically targeted programmes watched by women of Ms Greig's age, and urged them to keep an eye out for her.

    On Thursday, officials said the publicity campaign had generated the tip that led to their discovery in Santa Monica, where the couple had been living under the names Charles and Carol Gasko.
    Apartment building in Santa Monica, California, where James White Bulger and Catherine Greig were arrested on 22 June 2011 Agents found weapons and cash inside the Santa Monica apartment

    After receiving the tip about 1600 local time (2000 GMT) on Wednesday, federal agents began watching the suspected fugitives, eventually luring Bulger out of the Santa Monica flat through a ruse.

    After confirming his identity, they arrested him without incident, then entered the apartment and arrested Ms Greig, officials said on Thursday.

    Inside the apartment agents found "a variety of weapons - firearms" and "a very substantial amount of cash", FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Division Richard Deslauriers told reporters.

    The pair now face extradition to Boston to face federal charges.

    The Winter Hill gang was a largely Irish-American mob that ran loan-sharking, gambling and drug rackets in the Boston area.

    Bulger disappeared shortly before he was due to be arrested in connection with 21 killings and racketeering.

    Following his disappearance, it emerged he had been a long-time FBI informant who turned in rival gangsters.

    The revelations left the FBI fighting accusations that it had long been turning a blind eye to the alleged crimes of James Bulger and the Winter Hill gang.

    BBC News - Boston fugitive James 'Whitey' Bulger arrested

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    Are prison privileges extended to senior citizens ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    it emerged he had been a long-time FBI informant who turned in rival gangsters.
    That's gotta make him popular when he gets too a Boston jail.

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    Whitey Bulger Killed at West Virginia Prison: Report

    Notorious gangster Whitey Bulger was killed Tuesday in a West Virginia prison, according to reports. The 89-year-old Bulger, who was serving a life sentence for the murder of 11 people, arrived at the the high-security USP Hazelton prison today after being transferred from a prison in Florida for health reasons.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/whitey...-prison-report

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