Whitey Bulger Has Confessed

And more details on how they nabbed the famous fugitive

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 23, 2011 11:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – James “Whitey” Bulger has confessed, one anonymous official tells the Boston Globe. Authorities found plenty of guns and cash in the Santa Monica apartment where they nabbed Bulger and longtime Girl Friday Catherine Greig, but the two went quietly, the official said, noting that Bulger seemed to be in poor health. “I don’t think he’s in a position to be fighting anybody,” he said. “They got a confession out of him.”

The couple certainly wasn't making much effort to hide, neighbors tell the LA Times. “They've been here a while,” said one. “I would see them out here walking their dog. They were very unassuming.” The FBI found the couple just a day after it started running daytime TV ads focusing on Greig. Earlier, they’d put ads about her in dentistry journals—Greig was a dental hygienist by trade—and Plastic Surgery News. The publicity blitz produced the fateful tip, though authorities wouldn’t say precisely where it had come from.

A residents directory is seen at the apartment building where Whitey Bulger and Catherine Grieg were arrested today.  Authorities say the pair were using the aliases Charles and Carol Gasko.
A residents directory is seen at the apartment building where Whitey Bulger and Catherine Grieg were arrested today. Authorities say the pair were using the aliases Charles and Carol Gasko.   (AP Photo/David Zentz)
The photos left and center are FBI handout photos of fugitive Massachusetts mobster James Whitey Bulger, taken in the 1980s. At right is an FBI photo of Bulger's girlfriend, Catherine Greig.
The photos left and center are FBI handout photos of fugitive Massachusetts mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, taken in the 1980s. At right is an FBI photo of Bulger's girlfriend, Catherine Greig.   (AP Photo/FBI Handouts, File)
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