Members of Bulger's former church react to arrest
BOSTON -- Parishioners of James’s “Whitey” Bulger’s former church in South Boston said they were surprised that it took so long to catch the alleged mobster.
Bulger regularly attended St. Monica/St. Augustine Church in South Boston.
William "Billy" Bulger, Whitey’s brother, still attends the church.
“Billy is a good family man and it’s his brother,” said one woman.
In the 1980s and early 1990s, Whitey apparently gave the church thousands of dollars.
Current parishioners said they don’t the cash donations are any indication that Whitey was ever a good guy.
Bulger was caught in a place with a familiar name: Santa Monica, California.
John Connolly, the former FBI agent who used to work with Bulger, also attended the church.
There is no word if Bulger had made any donations to the church since he fled from the law in 1994. Officials found $100,000 in cash in Bulger’s California apartment when he was captured.
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