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Report: Whitey Bulger Traveled To Mexico Several Times To Get Medicine

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This image from video provided by the FBI shows James "Whitey" Bulger and his long time girlfriend Catherine Greig shown during a publicity campaign to locate thge fugitive mobster. The FBI finally caught the 81-year-old Bulger Wednesday June 22, 2011 at a residence in Santa Monica along with his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig just days after the government launched the new publicity campaign to locate the fugitive mobster, said Steven Martinez, FBI's assistant director in charge in Los Angeles. The arrest was based on a tip from the campaign, he said. (AP Photo/FBI)

This image from video provided by the FBI shows James “Whitey” Bulger and his long time girlfriend Catherine Greig shown during a publicity campaign to locate thge fugitive mobster. The FBI finally caught the 81-year-old Bulger Wednesday June 22, 2011 at a residence in Santa Monica along with his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig just days after the government launched the new publicity campaign to locate the fugitive mobster, said Steven Martinez, FBI’s assistant director in charge in Los Angeles. The arrest was based on a tip from the campaign, he said. (AP Photo/FBI)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Whitey Bulger told federal authorities after his capture that he visited Mexico on several occasions to obtain heart medicine while he was on the run, according to the Boston Globe.

Bulger admitted that he traveled across the California border used fake ID’s to do it.

Related: No Bulger Visitors For Now

Harvey Bursteen, a former FBI agent now retired from teaching criminal justice at Northeastern University, said he was not surprised by Bulger’s admission.

WBZ News Radio 1030’s Mary Blake reports.

“He’s a wise guy. To me, this is very little different from his statement to the magistrate judge, that ‘Yeah, I can have my own lawyer if you give me my money back,'” said Bursteen.

Related: How Bulger Hid

Bursteen objects to what he calls the ‘potshots’ taken at the FBI’s Boston office, and says the team in place will act professionally and honorably as legal proceedings against Bulger continue.

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