Timeline: ‘Whitey’ Bulger, 16 Years On The Run

After an international manhunt, the FBI caught 81-year-old Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger at a California apartment along with longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig on Wednesday night.

Bulger was arrested in Santa Monica after 16 years on the run. Here’s a timeline of his life:

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  • David Kales

    David Kales–author of “The Phantom Pirate: Tales of the Irish Mafia and the Boston Harbor Islands.” Fictionalized story of Whitey Bulger, weaving histories of Boston Harbor Islands into modern-day tales of clandestine meetings between James Freney (aka Whitey Bulger) and an FBI agent on Castle Island; Irish vs Italian gang battles, mob burials, secrets of gangland assassinations, Mafia induction ceremonies, and the mobster’s 16-year life on the run from justice.

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