FBI Thanks Hubster for Helping with search for Mobster Whitey Bulger

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  1. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 9 years ago

    I have recived an e-mail from the FBI thanking me for my constant articles and stories that helped keep the name of Whitey Bulger to the fore of the public's mind these past 16 years, only on Tuesday of this week I published my latest forum post on Whitey Bulger and his partner Catherine Creig smile

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image75
      Ralph Deedsposted 9 years agoin reply to this


    2. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      YOU ROCK!

  2. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 9 years ago

    The FBI always get their man/woman smile

  3. Aficionada profile image90
    Aficionadaposted 9 years ago

    That is fabulous, IO!!  Congratulations, and good job!  I recall seeing an article about him just before signing-in to HP.  You are an inspiration, and you deserve a lot of commendation for your work.

  4. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 9 years ago

    Thank You, I think we all have a role to play smile

  5. TMMason profile image61
    TMMasonposted 9 years ago

    So the FBI is reading this site?


    Better tell the Berkely-ites not to slip any secrets out of the Nuclear lab just yet to their commie buddies. Oh... damn... never mind, the FBI already knew about that and ignored it 60 years ago. So everyone just go on about your treason there, no need to worry.

  6. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 9 years ago

    TM Mason, your comments are noted and your honesty appreciated smile

    Federal Bureau of Investigation · 935 Pennsylvania Ave NW · Washington DC 20535

    1. TMMason profile image61
      TMMasonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Your welcome.

      1. HattieMattieMae profile image58
        HattieMattieMaeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Oh how awesome! smile Can't get any better recongition than that other than maybe the President! smile

  7. jponiato profile image86
    jponiatoposted 9 years ago

    That's great, Irish.  Too bad they don't repay the favor with some inbound linkage for your hubs.

  8. TMMason profile image61
    TMMasonposted 9 years ago

    And yes, Irish, that is great to have been recognized so, Congrats.

  9. SandyMcCollum profile image70
    SandyMcCollumposted 9 years ago

    Very cool! Congratulations!

  10. CASE1WORKER profile image68
    CASE1WORKERposted 9 years ago

    well done!

  11. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 9 years ago

    James 'Whitey' Bulger Captured
    Media Campaign Leads to Top Ten Arrest


    Top Ten fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger was arrested thanks to a tip from the public—just days after a new media campaign was announced to help locate the gangster who had been on the run for 16 years.

    Bulger, who once ran South Boston’s violent Winter Hill Gang and was wanted for his role in 19 murders, was arrested with his longtime companion Catherine Greig Wednesday night in Santa Monica, California, by agents on our Violent Crimes Task Force.

    Statement by Boston Special Agent in Charge Rick DesLauriers:

    Good Morning.  I am Rick DesLauriers, the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston Division.   Thank you for attending this morning’s press conference.

    I would like to thank the U.S. Marshals Service, Massachusetts State Police, United States Attorney, and Massachusetts Department of Corrections for their tireless efforts in support of the FBI’s fugitive investigation.

    As importantly, the FBI wants to thank each person who had the courage to call the FBI to assist in the 16 year search for Mr. Bulger.  For 100 years the FBI has known that combining the reach and power of the media with alert citizens is a successful formula for catching fugitives.

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    “Although there are those who doubted our resolve, it never wavered," said Boston Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers. "We followed every lead, we explored every possibility, and when those leads ran out we did not sit back and wait for the phone to ring. The result is we have captured one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, a man notorious in Boston and around the world for the very serious crimes he is alleged to have committed."
    The FBI has always relied on cooperation from the public to help capture fugitives and solve crimes. The new media campaign regarding Bulger was designed to draw attention to Greig, who fled with Bulger in 1995. A 30-second public service announcement (PSA) produced by the Bureau began airing Tuesday in 10 states where it was believed Bulger had resided or still had contacts. California was one of those states.

    The PSA focused on the 60-year-old Greig’s physical appearance, habits, and personality traits and was directed specifically at women who might come in contact with her at places such as the beauty parlor or doctor’s office. After the PSA began to air, hundreds of tips flowed into the FBI, and one of them led to the arrest Wednesday night in a residence near Los Angeles.

    “We were trying to reach a different audience to produce new leads in the case,” said Richard Teahan, a special agent in our Boston office who leads a task force that has searched for Bulger around the world. “We believed that locating Greig would lead us to Bulger. And that’s exactly what happened.”

    The PSA included pictures of Greig after her pre-fugitive plastic surgeries and other details including her love of animals and the reward of up to $100,000 for her capture. Although she was not implicated in Bulger’s crimes, Greig was federally charged in 1997 for harboring a fugitive. The reward for Bulger is up to $2 million—the largest the FBI has ever offered for a Top Ten domestic fugitive.

    Bulger, 81, who is known for his violent temper, was arrested without incident and was scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles court later today.

  12. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 9 years ago

    Thanks for your kind comments smile

  13. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 9 years ago

    It is important that justice be done smile

    1. TMMason profile image61
      TMMasonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good man IO. Too many today do not care to help law enforcement, and hate those who do. But when the shit goes down... who do you think they call first. Other than smith and wesson or mr. Glock.

  14. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 9 years ago

    TM Mason - great wisdom indeed smile

  15. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 9 years ago

    I hope Whitey goes to full trial, what a story, so much to be disclosed smile

    1. TMMason profile image61
      TMMasonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I don''t understand why the people in Southie love him so much. Yet they claim to hate "rats"? They are a strange brew up there. I was in Southie alot in the 90s workiing, and they have a way about them.

  16. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 9 years ago

    People like Whitey have a public and private persona, publicly a true Irish man helping the oppressed back on the Emerald Isle, while behind closed doors he is stuffing his bank accounts with fortunes of the backs of the oppressed peoples, and in order to save his skin he Rats to certain Coppers/police to keep himself 'safe' smile

  17. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 9 years ago

    Justice must not only be done but be seen to be done smile


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