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Most Wanted Mobster Whitey Bulger Arrested in Calif. Anonymous / AP Photo

Mobster Whitey Bulger Arrested in Calif.

Infamous Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger has been arrested in Los Angeles after being on the run for 16 years, police said Wednesday. Bulger, now 81, has been on the FBI’s “10 Most Wanted List” for his alleged role in 19 murders when he was head of the Winter Hill Gang. Bulger had been a top FBI informant on his gang’s rival, the New England Mob, and prosecutors said Bulger went on the run after he was tipped off by a corrupt FBI agent that he would be arrested. Bulger, whose brother, William Bulger, is the former president of the Massachusetts State Senate, had been somewhat of an embarrassment for the FBI, especially when their cozy relationship and the extent of his crimes became public.

June 23, 2011 12:44 AM