81-year-old James “Whitey” Bulger—once the alleged leader of the Irish-American Winter Hill gang in 1970s Boston—has been arrested by the FBI for his alleged involvement in 19 murders. His 60-year-old girlfriend, Catherine Greig, was detained as well. Greig was the subject of 30-second public service announcements aired by the FBI in Santa Monica, Calfornia, where the fugitive couple had been living under the names Charles and Carol Gasko. The FBI’s bust came shortly after receiving a tip generated by the local PSAs. Firearms and cash were found in Bulger’s apartment. The couple will appear in court on Thursday.
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