Whitey Bulger Jailed, Rent-Control Apartment Freed

whitey bulger apartment
whitey bulger apartment

The FBI's arrest of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger and his girlfriend Catherine Greig in their Santa Monica apartment did more than merely capture a long-sought-after fugitive and charge him with a couple of dozen murders, extortion and a laundry list of other crimes.

It also freed up a rent-controlled unit in a pretty up-and-coming part of town. Not only can you walk to everything you need -- Bulger and Greig, who went by the names of Charles and Carole Gasko, managed to live there without owning a car (which frankly in Los Angeles is such a red flag we wonder why it took the FBI 16 years to find him). Remember, Los Angeles is a city where people take their cars to fetch the newspaper at the end of the driveway.