Skip to comments.Famed crime boss James 'Whitey' Bulger arrested in Santa Monica
Posted on 06/22/2011 9:35:14 PM PDT by No One Special
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.
He was arrested by the FBI inside a building without incident, according to the sources, who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak on the matter. The details surrounding his arrest were unclear Wednesday night.
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Unbelievable! They just started running his girlfriend’s photo and he’s caught already? About time but feels manipulative!
They got Whitey.
Whoa! Boston media just picking up on the story now. Howie Carr will have an interesting show on Thursday.
I’m stunned beyond stunned!!!
I can hear Howie Carr yodeling!!!
Is this true?
Didn’t hear anything about it on FOX today.
Just a few days after the big PR campaign. And they say there’s no such thing as bad publicity....
wow...wonder if he’ll spill his guts. Doubt it. But word around town for years is that doing so is the worst fear of the local PD, Boston pols and the FBI.
Big, big doings for Boston.
I am surprised he was still in the US.
What a scene the Bulger trial will be.
Get outta here! Whoa now. They can do something right after all...besides making billy o’really look stupid.
I don’t know how much will be dropped (dimed) on this. It may be big.
I wonder if they started running the photos because they had good reasons to believe that he was in the US.
Obama got Whitey!.
You know? Its amazing how this Justice dept is rolling up the NYC mob and the Boston mob.
I dont suppose the Chicago mob could be elbowing their way into some sweet positions?
Howie’s gonna have to update his “Whitey Watch” site:
Not to mention the Philly mob.
Even those without anything to hid could be damaged by this man if he so wanted.
Hell, they got the White House. What more do they want ?
Great point - more $$$ for Howie!
I bet Whitey’s terminally ill and “let” himself get caught for the free medical care. I wonder where his beard is?
I doubt he gets tried.
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