Whitey Bulger Mug Shot: Released, White

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With a full white beard, Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger lived up to his nickname in the mug shot taken after his surprising arrest this week.

The notorious fugitive and alleged mass murderer appeared in Los Angeles federal court and been remanded to Massachusetts to face many charges.

Following Whitey Bulger's arrest late Wednesday, he appeared Thursday with girlfriend Catherine Greig and waived his right to a removal hearing.

Whitey Bulger Mug Shot

Whitey Bulger had been on the run since the mid-1990s.

Bulger clutched court documents against his chest when he appeared before Judge John McDermott. Bulger said he understood the charges against him.

The 82-year-old smiled as he was led away by law enforcement agents.

Whitey was indicted on 19 counts of murder in 2001. He is also implicated in other shootings, and accused of running drugs through Boston Harbor.

He and Osama bin Laden topped the FBI's Most Wanted list until recently.

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