FBI used ‘ruse’ to lure mobster to his capture (video).

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Authorities used a "ruse" to lure…

Los Angeles (CNN) — Authorities used a “ruse” to lure legendary mobster James “Whitey” Bulger out of his hideout — a home in Santa Monica, California — and arrest him, the FBI said Thursday.

The end of the 16-year manhunt for one of the nation’s most notorious gangsters — charged with 19 counts of murder and a slew of other crimes — came within days of the FBI launching a publicity campaign, airing ads about Greig in 14 markets across the country where the couple was known to have ties, authorities said. The arrests were a “direct result” of the media campaign, authorities said.

Source: CNN

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