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Feds Play Hardball With Whitey Bulger's Girlfriend

She faces new charges for refusing to testify

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors have made it clear to the girlfriend of crime boss Whitey Bulger that she has a choice: Start talking, or rot in prison. Catherine Greig, the mobster's companion during his 16 years on the run, is already serving eight years for assisting him and she has now... More »

Guns, Cash, Crime Books: Whitey Bulger's Secret Life

Prosecutors reveal details of Bulger's life on lam

(Newser) - Meet Carol and Charlie Gasko. Charlie would stay up all night, looking out the apartment windows with binoculars. There were holes in the walls full of cash and guns, and stacks of books about crime and gangsters, including some about James "Whitey" Bulger. Of course, Charlie Gasko really was... More »

Girlfriend of Mobster Whitey Bulger Gets 8 Years

Catherine Greig: No regrets

(Newser) - The longtime girlfriend of mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was sentenced today to eight years in prison for helping one of the FBI's most-wanted men stay on the run for 16 years, a life her lawyer said she doesn't regret because she still loves Bulger. Catherine Greig showed... More »

$2M Whitey Bulger Reward Goes to Ex Miss Iceland

Anna Bjornsdottir got to know neighbors she later recognized on CNN

(Newser) - A former Miss Iceland and Noxzema model has collected a $2 million reward for dropping a dime on long-time fugitive killer Whitey Bulger , according to the Boston Globe . Anna Bjornsdottir tipped off the FBI after getting to know Bulger and girlfriend Catherine Greig, aka Carol Gasko, while they were neighbors... More »

Renters Flock to Whitey Bulger's Santa Monica Digs

Residents to want live where a fugitive escaped a decade-long manhunt

(Newser) - The simple Santa Monica apartment where James "Whitey" Bulger hid from the FBI for more than a decade could soon be one of the hotter properties in the city's rental market. The door to unit 303 remains sealed with police tape as FBI agents continue to pick the... More »

Inside Bulger's Life on the Lam

Bulger, Greig often crossed border for prescription drugs

(Newser) - Despite the fact that he’s accused of murdering 19 people, Whitey Bulger’s capture caused a “momentary twinge of regret” in Tim Rutten. After all, there’s something romantic about the idea of 16 years on the run, Rutten writes in the Los Angeles Times ; perhaps we have... More »

Whitey Bulger: I Could Afford a Lawyer if...

... the feds would give 'me my money back,' he tells court

(Newser) - Suspected mobster and longtime flight risk James "Whitey" Bulger will be cooling his heels in lockup after a federal judge denied him bail in his first court appearance yesterday. Bulger, who had $800,000 stashed in his Santa Monica apartment, asked to be declared indigent so that he could... More »

Mobster Whitey Bulger Going Back to Boston

FBI agents find $800K cash in their Santa Monica Apartment

(Newser) - Whitey Bulger is going home after 16 years on the lam. The 81-year-old mob fugitive appeared in court today with girlfriend Catherine Greig. Both waived their right to a hearing, meaning they will soon be transported back to Boston to face charges. Bulger, considered the model for Jack Nicholson's... More »

Whitey Bulger Has Confessed

And more details on how they nabbed the famous fugitive

(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... More »

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