James 'Whitey' Bulger tipster was Miss Iceland 1974: Anna Bjornsdottir snags $2 million reward

James_Bulger_1994.jpgA $2.1 million reward was paid by the FBI to tipsters involved in the capture of crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger, and now the Boston Globe has discovered who cashed in on the big $2 million prize. And she's not a mobster!

Anna Bjornsdottir, who was crowned Miss Iceland in 1974, was Bulger's neighbor. Though he rarely went outside the apartment he shared with girlfriend Catherine Greig, Bjornsdottir spotted him when he went outside to feed a stray cat.


"Probably a lot of people assumed that there would be some 'you'll never take me alive moment,' and instead, it was Miss Iceland 1974," Boston Globe reporter Maria Cramer told CBS. "At the end, what we saw was not some glamorous gangster and his vain moll -- it was just an old couple."

Whitey had assumed the identity of a homeless man who he met in 1998, Charlie Gasko.

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