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$2.1 million reward paid to "Whitey" Bulger tipsters

$2.1 million reward: multiple individuals have reportedly shared the $2.1 million in reward money for their help in finding "Whitey" Bulger last June.

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$2.1 million reward paid out: FBI agents carry evidence bags as they walk out of an apartment complex where fugitive crime boss James " Whitey" Bulger and his longtime companion Catherine Greig were arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., June 23. The FBI have said they paid multiple informants the $2.1 million reward.

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The FBI says it has paid a $2.1 million reward to tipsters for information leading to the arrest of fugitive Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger and his longtime girlfriend.

Bulger was captured in June in Santa Monica, California, where he'd been living with Catherine Greig. Bulger, a longtime FBI informant, was wanted in connection with 19 murders.

The FBI had offered $2 million for information leading to Bulger's arrest of Bulger and $100,000 for information leading to Greig's arrest.

The agency said in a statement Friday that it paid the reward money to more than one individual. It did not identify them.

Authorities said previously that the tipster who lead them to Bulger was a woman who saw a television news report about a publicity campaign in the search for Bulger and Greig.

The couple have pleaded not guilty to multiple charges.


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