Former Beauty Queen Gets $2 Million Reward For Turning In Whitey Bulger

By Alexis Tereszcuk
Senior Radar Reporter

Crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger was turned in to the FBI by his neighbor, a former beauty queen, who collected the $2 million reward for the tip that lead to his arrest.

Anna Bjornsdottir, the former Miss Iceland 1974 and a model, lived in the same apartment complex as Bulger and his girlfriend Catherine Greig and got to know the couple when she and Catherine took care of a stray cat together.

The beauty queen was vacationing in Reykjavik earlier in 2011 when she saw a news report about Bulger on the FBI’s Most Wanted List and contacted the authorities about her neighbor being the man they were looking for, according to the Boston Globe.

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Bulger and Greig were arrested in the apartment in June, where they had hidden $822,000 in cash in the walls and had about 30 guns, grenades and other weapons.

The FBI said they paid $2.1 million in rewards to “more than one individual” but the Boston Globe said $2 million of that was paid to Bjornsdottir.

Bulger, the former mobster, is facing charges on 19 murders and has pleaded not guilty.


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