Ireland's Sunday Business Post Interviews SMC's David Alvarez About FBI Arrest of Boston Mobster
Politics Professor David Alvarez was interviewed by the Irish newspaper the Sunday Business Post about the arrest of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger. The 81-year-old Bulger and his longtime companion, Catherine Greig, were arrested on June 22, 2011 at their apartment in Santa Monica after 16 years as fugitives. The head of the infamous Winter Hill Gang in South Boston, locally known as "Southie," Bulger is charged with 19 murders, extortion and money laundering. Alvarez, an expert in government intelligence agencies, offers insight on the arrest of Bulger, and how Whitey's capture helps to erase a stain on the FBI's investigation of the South Boston gangster - a former FBI informant who eluded arrest in 1995 when a corrupt ex-FBI agent tipped him off about an impending indictment.