James 'Whitey' Bulger, crime boss who inspired 'The Departed,' arrested in Los Angeles
The LA Times reports that 81-year-old Bulger was arrested without incident inside a building, and that details remain unclear as no law enforcement agencies have been authorized to speak on the matter at the moment. The FBI had recently launched an extensive media campaign to raise awareness about the search for Bulger in 14 cities.
Bulger was the inspiration for Jack Nicholson's character, Frank Costello, in Martin Scorcese's "The Departed" -- particularly because of his time in the 1970s as an FBI informant. In 1999, Bulger was added to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.