BOSTON – Mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was captured near Los Angeles after 16 years on the run that embarrassed the FBI and exposed the bureau’s corrupt relationship with its underworld informants.
After an international manhunt, the FBI finally caught the 81-year-old Bulger at an apartment in Santa Monica along with longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig on Wednesday, just days after the government launched a publicity campaign to locate the fugitive crime boss by circulating pictures of Greig on daytime TV and on billboards, the FBI said.
Like the Mounties, and Elizabeth Taylor, apparently the Bureau always gets their man. Still, 16 years? That’s longer than it took us to catch Osama (using Clinton’s 1998 missile strikes as the starting point)!
I posted about this in the Warren Jeffs thread, which is admittedly a weird place to post it. But yep, finally got him. Now he can look forward to like six months in prison before he dies of old age.