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Crime: Bulger Capture / A Capture #996150

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jun 23, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The FBI capture of Most Wanted notorious criminal James "Whitey" Bulger after a 16-year manhunt reported; photos shown of Whitey and his girlfriend Catherine Greig††. [FBI agent Richard DESLAURIERS†- says we received a tip after the FBI PSA leading to Bulger.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A timeline of the manhunt for Bulger reviewed. [DESLAURIERS†- comments on the hunt.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Drew Griffin, former FBI assistant director Tom Fuentes and "Black Mass" author Dick Lehr about what the FBI is saying about the capture. [In studio, GRIFFIN - questions whether a tip led to the arrest; talks about the girlfriend.] [FUENTES - speculates what the FBI says could be true rather than a smokescreen to protect a tipster; defends the FBI for going after the two rogue agents in the FBI office; explains how they avoided capture by planning ahead to be a fugitive with money; states the FBI tracked 12,000 leads over the years.] [LEHR - says corrupted agents in Boston enabled Bulger to carry on for years; calls Bulger a cold-blooded killer and the victims were mutilated; comments on the earlier image of Bulger as a good bad guy in the streets of Boston.]

Cooper, Anderson

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