Maine firms' TV spot leads to Bulger's arrest
PORTLAND, Maine -- The FBI television spot that resulted in the arrest of notorious Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger after 16 years on the run was produced by two Maine companies.
Northeast Media Associates in South Portland and Black Fly Media in Portland collaborated with the FBI to produce a 30-second public service announcement focusing on Bulger's longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig. The spot included photos of Bulger and Greig and began airing Tuesday in 14 television markets around the country.
The FBI says Wednesday's arrests of Bulger and Greig in Santa Monica, Calif., were based on a tip from the TV campaign.
Bulger was wanted for his alleged role in 19 murders, but he fled Boston in 1995 when a former FBI agent told him he was about to be indicted.
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