Boston Mob Boss James 'Whitey' Bulger Arrested in California

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The 81-year-old Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger was arrested in Santa Monica, Calif. last night, ending the FBI's sixteen-year hunt for him. Bulger was on the FBI's Most Wanted list, indicted on the charge of nineteen murders. Many considered Bulger a source of embarrassment for the FBI, as he managed to elude authorities over the years. He was arrested in an apartment building overlooking the Pacific Ocean, where he was staying with his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig.

Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen has been reporting on Bulger for 30 years. He was part of a team of reporters that exposed Bulger as an FBI informant. He speaks with us about Bulger's arrest, from Boston. 


Kevin Cullen

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