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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.

By Associated Press / September 25, 2011

$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.

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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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