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Mob boss arrested after 16 years
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BOSTON (AP) — Mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger was captured near Los Angeles after 16 years on the run that embarrassed the FBI and exposed the bureau's corrupt relationship with its underworld informants.After an international manhunt, the FBI finally caught the 81-year-old Bulger at an apartment in Santa Monica along with longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig on Wednesday, just days after the government launched a publicity campaign to locate the fugitive crime boss by circulating pictures of Greig on daytime TV and on billboards, the FBI said.The arrest was based on a tip from the campaign, the FBI said.The FBI deemed the tip promising and began surveillance on the apartment complex just after 4 p.m. Wednesday, federal officials said. They said agents soon spotted Bulger and Greig, and using a ruse they wouldn't explain, lured Bulger out of his apartment. They then arrested him without incident, and then arrested Greig, officials said.U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz said the pair were using the aliases Charles and Carol Gasko.Bulger had a $2 million reward on his head and rose to No.