Thursday, Jun. 23, 2011

James "Whitey" Bulger

One of Boston's most infamous gangsters, Irish mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger has a list of alleged crimes including money laundering, extortion, drug dealing and 19 murders. He has the distinction of being one of the FBI's most-wanted men — second only to the now deceased Osama bin Laden — as well as the oldest person ever to be added to the list (in 1999, at age 69). A $2 million reward was on offer for his capture. But those distinctions are no more after he was arrested in Santa Monica. The 81-year-old was detained with his long-time girlfriend Catherine Greig, who is 60. Announcing the arrests, the FBI's Richard Deslauriers said the couple were detained "without incident."