FBI Hands Out $2 Million In Whitey Bulger Arrest

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 4:11 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- The FBI awarded more than $2 million for tips that led to the arrest of fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger and one of his companions. 

At least two people received the money, but the FBI hasn't released any names. Bulger has pleaded not guilty to all counts against him, including the execution of Tulsa businessman Roger Wheeler back in 1981.

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In all, the mobster is accused of being involved with 19 murders. He was arrested after 16 years on the run.

When they arrested Bulger and long-time girlfriend Catherine Grieg, agents say they found more than 20 guns and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash in the apartment.