Mob Boss Whitey Bulger Captured in California

(NECN/KNBC) - James "Whitey" Bulger has been captured in California after spending the last 16 years on the run.

The FBI finally caught the Boston, Massachusetts Mob boss at a residence in Santa Monica along with his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig.

The arrests come just days after the government launched a new publicity campaign to locate the fugitive mobster.

Bulger lived on the third floor of The Princess Eugenia, a three-story, 28-unit building of one and two bedroom apartments three blocks from a bluff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

Bulger and Greig are scheduled to make an appearance in Los Angeles federal court on Thursday.

Bulger faces a series of federal charges. He was on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list for his alleged role in 19 murders. Greig faces charges of harboring a fugitive.

Robert Covacik reports.

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