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Federal agents search Santa Monica apartment where James 'Whitey' Bulger lived

June 22, 2011 | 11:05 pm

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Federal agents Wednesday night were searching a Santa Monica apartment where Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger and a companion were arrested earlier in the day.

The agents and Santa Monica police had swarmed the Princess Eugenia complex in the 1000 block of 3rd Street, a quiet neighborhood just a short walk from the beach. Authorities had said that Bulger enjoyed beaches, where he would walk to stay in shape.

Bulger, who had been on the run for more than 15 years after being on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List, was arrested without incident with his longtime companion, Catherine Greig.

Photos: The hunt for James "Whitey" Bulger

Bulger's arrest, first reported by The Times, was later confirmed Wednesday night by the FBI.

At least half a dozen agents were searching the trunk of a car in the garage in Bulger's apartment complex.

Bulger was wanted in connection with at least 19 murders, racketeering and other charges. He and Greig are scheduled to appear in federal court in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday.


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--Andrew Blankstein in Santa Monica (Twitter: @anblanx) and Robert J. Lopez (Twitter: @LAJourno)

Photo: Federal agents walk out of the Santa Monica apartment building where James "Whitey" Bulger was arrested. Credit: Reuters