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81-Year-Old Gangster Whitey Bulger Arrested

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Photo by FBI/Getty Images

Photo by FBI/Getty Images

Among the biggest news of the day, Whitey Bulger–the inspiration for Jack Nicholson’s character in The Departed–was arrested in Los Angeles after eluding authorities for 16 years.

The old thug has been linked to numerous murders over the years, including “the slayings of businessmen in Florida and Oklahoma” (thanks, KOMO); additionally, he is charged with multiple accounts of loan-sharking, drug trafficking, running illegal gambling outfits, and being partially credited with helping Scorsese win an Oscar.

The Departed spoiler alert:

Authorities are said to be holding him inside a bulldozer scoop, and are bringing in Matt Damon to shoot him.

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