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Man claims he spotted 'Whitey' Bulger years ago

Famed Boston mob boss James 'Whitey' Bulger, 81, was captured in Santa Monica June 22, 2011.

July 8, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A tipster says the FBI could have nabbed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger in Santa Monica three years ago, but they ignored him.

The tipster was in Los Angeles on vacation when he believed he spotted Bulger and called in to the "America's Most Wanted" television show.

The TV show passed along the information to the FBI. But it wasn't until last month that agents found Bulger living in a Santa Monica apartment and arrested him.

The tipster says he should get some of the $2 million in reward money.