The FBI have said they are closing in on Irish American gangster, James “Whitey” Bulger”, who they believe has ties to Dublin. Bulger has been on the run for 16 years and is now one of the FBI’s most wanted.
They now believe that Bulger has links to Ireland and even has a bank account set up in Dublin according the Evening Herald. He is believed to still be travelling with his girlfriend, Catherin Greig (59). She has had “extensive” plastic surgery.
Bulger, now aged 81, has been on the FBI’s Most Wanted List since 1999. There is a bounty of $1.9 million on his head. He is wanted for 19 counts of murder, racketeering, money laundering and drug dealing in Boston.
His girlfriend, Greig, is also wanted for harboring Bulger in 1995 when he was indicted for murder in Boston.
Last week Richard Teahan, head of the Bulger Task Force spoke to the Boston Globe. He said “A lot of leads and tips have come in both domestically and internationally…We are committed to this case…We just think it's important not to give up and to keep pushing.
"Worldwide exposure is what will cause him to be apprehended."
Kevin J. Weekes, a former associate of Bulger, also told the Boston Globe that he believes Bulger is living in Europe.