Whitey Bulger: Arrested!

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Whitey Bulger, a Boston mob boss whose criminal dealings took on an aura of legend and who was once number one on the FBI's Most Wanted List, was finally arrested Wednesday night in Southern California after 16 years on the loose.

The 82-year-old gangster (real name James Bulger) was wanted for his alleged role in at least 19 murders as a ruthless mob boss and FBI informant.

He was taken into custody along with longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig.

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The arrest comes two days after a fresh media blitz aired pictures of Bulger and his companion on TV shows such as The View and Live with Regis and Kelly.

Greig was wanted for harboring a federal fugitive.

Bulger was taken into custody without incident at a Santa Monica residence, the FBI said, crediting this week’s publicity campaign for the long-awaited bust.

The last confirmed sighting of Bulger came in London in 2002, and since then the trail had run cold with multiple leads sending FBI agents around the globe.

The gangster fled Boston in December 1994, when he was tipped by his corrupt FBI handler John J. “Zip” Connolly Jr. that he was about to be indicted.

The $2 million bounty on Bulger’s elderly head is the largest reward ever offered by the FBI for a domestic fugitive. Until recently, he and 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden topped the most wanted list.

Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces May 2.

Undeterred, on Monday, the FBI launched a national ad campaign seeking information that would lead to the arrest of Bulger and Greig. It paid off.

Bulger’s reign of terror was punctuated by a number of particularly gruesome mutilation murders of crime rivals and even young girlfriends in Boston.

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uhhhhhhh can I say creppy!

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FOR ALL U LOSERS WHO R SAYING FOR HIM TO RUN, WTF MAN, WHAT IF HE KILLED YOUR CHILD, PARENT, BROTHER, THEN U WOULDNT BE SAYING THIS, GROW UP, KILL WHITEY!!! WHO CARES HOW OLD HE IS, HE WASNT OLD WHEN HE KILLED, GO FIGURE PPL...KILL THE KILLER YAAAAAA

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This is NOT whitey from Six Flags right?? Just kidding obviously. I am glad that we finally captured him. It strikes me as odd that the moment we start a media blitz to find him, he is found. Makes me wonder how long ago we would have found him if the necessary coverage had been given years ago rather than the Kardashians or someone else useless getting all the attention. This guy after all is a mass murderer and was allowed to run free for years, while we suspected he was in EUROPE since 2002. Hardly my idea of handling this situation. Nonetheless I am glad he has finally been found.

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Poor old man I feel soo bad for him

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Murder has no statue of limitations. If he committed the crimes, he should do the time. I dont care that hes 82.

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Sorry to hear that you got caught Whitey, Just another example of our country obsessing over something it created. Whitey stay strong, and fight even harder now to show how corrupt our Law Enforcement and Justice system really is in America. Kill him hell he is the only one who will tell the truth, oh yeah we are Americans we don't care about the truth.

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RUN MOFO RUN!!

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I wanted to at least get an autography from him. Run Whitney Run! Sorry dude, I supported you!

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I wanted to at least get an autography from him. Run Whitney Run! Sorry dude, I supported you!

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Kill him now! Just like binladin!!!

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