Friday, June 24, 2011

Whitey Bulger's Arrrest

As posted below, the FBI arrested Whitey Bulger earlier this week. I was not familiar with the fugitive until his arrest but I was blown away to learn that they tracked Whitey through an unusual angle ------through his girlfriend's vanity.

Apparently, she is younger than Whitey and very committed to keeping her looks up. Regular plastic surgery, botox and teeth whitening, she has a whole host of beauty maintenance. And that was how they found her which of course led to him.

FBI agents on the trail of James "Whitey" Bulger are
turning to TV ads aimed at women and hoping to
exploit his longtime girlfriend's vanity as they try to
bring the fugitive Boston mob boss to justice after 16
years on the run.

The FBI on Monday announced a new publicity
campaign and accompanying public service ad that
asks people, particularly women, to be on the lookout
for Catherine Greig.

She and Bulger have been on the run since 1995 and
are thought to still be traveling together. Bulger is
wanted in connection to 19 murders while Greig is
accused of harboring a fugitive.

The 30-second ad is scheduled to start running
Tuesday in 14 television markets to which Bulger may
have ties and will air during programs popular with
women roughly Greig's age.

"We are trying to reach a different audience that will
produce new leads in the case," said agent Richard
Teahan, who has been tracking Bulger since 2006.
"Greig has certain habits, characteristics, and
idiosyncrasies that are recognizable, and we think the
public might naturally notice these things."

The new campaign points out that Greig had several
plastic surgeries before going on the lam and was
known to frequent beauty salons.

For me this speaks beautifully to Saturn in Libra. Vanity is very much the property of Libra and although this is an extraordinary situation there is a cautionary note of Losses due to vanity.

1 comment:

  1. I did read that the way they finally found Whitey was that a tipster saw him playing chess in one of the SM parks! That was back in 2008 (so were they watching him since then? THis makes no sense...) The g.f. angle is great, Tracy!