Innocent Tourist or Boston's Most Feared Mobster? Fugitive: Bulger as a Younger Man Wanted by FBI: This Pair May Be Bulger and Greig
Byline: JULIAN BROUWER
STROLLING along the sunny streets of Sicily, tanned and relaxed, theylook like any tourist couple.
But FBI agents believe the elderly gentleman on the left could be one of itsTen Most Wanted - notorious Irish-American crime boss James 'Whitey' Bulger, aman responsible for 19 grisly murders. The woman on his right may be CatherineGreig, his younger girlfriend who has been on the run with him for 12 years.
If genuine, this still-frame image taken on another holidaymaker's camcorder,represents the best picture of Whitey - the gangster immortalised by actor JackNicholson in the Oscar hit The Departed - since he fled Boston in 1995.
And, though the hair is wispier, the resemblance between the man in the pictureand the cold-blooded killer who ruled South Boston for decades is undeniable.
The video was taken in the summer by a holidaying federal Drug EnforcementAdministration agent, who spotted the couple shopping in the seaside resorttown of Taormina and trained his camera on them. …