The PSA That Netted Whitey Bulger


Top federal law enforcement officials from Massachusetts and the colonel of the Massachusetts State Police will discuss the capture of James “Whitey’’ Bulger this morning at the red brick courthouse in South Boston, where Bulger could face trial on charges of killing 19 people while serving as an informant for the FBI.

US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston office and other federal officials will be joined by Massachusetts State Police Colonel Marian McGovern at 10:30 a.m. in the Moakley courthouse at Fan Pier, a neighborhood that has undergone massive change since Bulger fled his native South Boston 16 years ago.

Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig, surrendered peacefully Wednesday night in Santa Monica, Calif., when agents showed up at his home. The capture was the result of a tip from FBI television spots that began airing this week. His capture ended a manhunt that had spanned the globe.