Notorious Boston Mob Boss 'Whitey' Bulger Arrested13:06
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This image from video provided by the FBI shows James "Whitey" Bulger and his long time girlfriend Catherine Greig, shown during a publicity campaign to locate the fugitive mobster. (AP)
This image from video provided by the FBI shows James "Whitey" Bulger and his long time girlfriend Catherine Greig, shown during a publicity campaign to locate the fugitive mobster. (AP)

Here & Now Guests:


Former Boston mob boss and FBI informant James "Whitey" Bulger and his girlfriend Catherine Greig were arrested without incident last night in Santa Monica, California, after more than 16 years on the run from the law.

Despite an international manhunt, Bulger and Grieg reportedly lived a quiet life blocks from the ocean, under the aliases Charles and Carol Gasko. Bulger is allegedly connected with at least 19 mob-related murders. In 2003, a congressional committee labeled the FBI's use of Bulger and other criminals as informants "one of the greatest failures in the history of federal law enforcement."

This segment aired on June 23, 2011.

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