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Aliases & Corruption: How Whitey Bulger Got Away With Murder Until Age 81

Boston gangster created a new identity, lived as a free man until his 2011 arrest.

Whitey Bulger was one of the most feared leaders of organized crime from 1975 to 1990. He was responsible for at least 11 killings, and known as Boston’s most dangerous gangster.

Now, REELZ’s new docuseries, Murder Made Me Famous: Whitey Bulger, seeks to uncover the truth behind his deadly murder schemes, and the secret life he led following his years years of crime.

“Whitey was probably one of the most prepared gangsters I know of,” says Margaret McClean, author of Whitey On Trial, in the show teaser.

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“He has cash, jewelry, and documents for another life — all stashed away in safety-deposit boxes around the U.S. and Europe,” adds Murder Me FamousSteve Helling.

Bulger’s crimes went on for 16 years, making him the second most wanted criminal (just after Osama Bin Laden) in the FBI’s chilling list.

Despite his multiple ties to law enforcement and his complex webs of corruption, Bulger continued to be a free man until investigators finally captured him in 2011. He was 81 year old at the time.

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“Where’s Whitey Bulger? I thought he had to be dead. He was somehow dead and he was buried under the bridges along with the other victims,” recalls McClean.

Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig, took on aliases and travelled the country before settling down in Santa Monica. Their new residence was only a few blocks from the beach — and four miles from the FBI office in Los Angeles!

Murder Made Me Famous: Whitey Bulger airs Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 ET/ PT on REELZ.

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