You might remember the movie back in 2006 The Departed. Jack Nicholson played a character based on mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, who has remained at large since 1995. Until today.
The FBI have had Bulger on their most wanted list for more than a decade and a half, and now he has finally been caught by authorities and locked away.
Bulger is suspected in the murder of 19 people, possibly more, and has been connected to everything from fraud to extortion. When he learned an indictment was pending from a former FBI agent who tipped him off, he went on the run.
Police caught him and his girlfriend, 60-year-old Catherine Greig, in an apartment in Santa Monica. The two have been living in the ocean view property under assumed identities. They were found after an anonymous tip received following a TV spot about Whitey.
The 81-year-old is facing a number of charges, but it is unlikely much will happen with it. After all, he is up there is years and even if he is sentenced to prison he probably won’t be in there long before passing or being moved to a prison hospital.
As for his girl, Greig is facing charges of harboring a fugitive.