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James “Whitey” Bulger’s Santa Monica Apartment Up For Rent:

For $2,950 a month, potential Santa Monica renters can move into what was former Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger’s apartment that he was captured in almost three years ago to the day.

Bulger and his girlfriend Catherine Greig were arrested at their residence at 1012 Third Street in Santa Monica on June 22, 2011 with a stash of about 30 firearms and $822,000 in cash hidden in holes in the wall of their apartment.

Going by the aliases of Charles and Carole Gasko, the fugitives were able to live there without owning a vehicle for almost 15 years and were within walking distance of the beach, a park, library, stores and restaurants.

The rent-controlled unit in the Princess Eugenie apartment complex has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fireplace, balcony, dishwasher and two gated parking spots.

Bulger was sentenced to two life sentences plus five years in November 2013.

The sentence was read at Boston’s waterfront federal courthouse, which came after Bulger was found guilty on 31 of the 32 counts on Aug. 12, 2013 in connection to nearly a dozen murders.

The only count Bulger was not found guilty of was on the alleged extortion of ticket broker Kevin Hayes who had said he was warned in 1994 that he had to give “payoffs” to Bulger in order to operate.

The jury, made up of eight men and four women, found Bulger was guilty of involvement in 11 of 19 murders. Of the other eight murders, there was not enough evidence to prove he was involved in seven and the jury made no finding in one.

He was also convicted of racketeering, narcotics, and money laundering.

In July and August last year, the jury heard seven weeks of testimony about murder, extortion, drug trafficking, loansharking, bookmaking, and other gangster crimes.

The jury deliberated for more than 32 hours over five days.

Bulger had been on the FBI’s 10 most wanted fugitive list for more than 15 years.

He fled Boston in the mid-1990s as FBI agents were about to arrest him in connection to his role in nearly two dozen murders committed from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s.

Bulger’s role in these murders is also tied to his leadership of an organized crime group that allegedly controlled extortion, drug deals, and other illegal activities in the Boston area.

Greig, 61, pleaded guilty in March 2013 to charges of conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, identity fraud, and conspiracy to commit identity fraud. She was sentenced in June 2013 to eight years in federal prison.

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