FBI Uses Breast Implants To Find A Mob Boss

Boston mobster Whitey Bulger is wanted by the FBI in connection with 19 murders—many think he is the person Jack Nicholson’s character in “The Departed” is based on. He and his wife, Catherine Greig, have eluded authorities since 1995, but now, the FBI has a diabolical plot to find them. Greig, before she went on the lam, had a thing for plastic surgery and had her breasts done. She was in the first wave of breast enlargements, and the type of implant she got is now known to break down over time, leaking and causing chest pain. On the assumption that she either (a) will soon have the implant removed or (b) has already done so, the FBI took out a full-page ad in this month’s issue of Plastic Surgery News. “Have You Treated This Woman?” the ad reads. Below it are photos of Greig taken in a plastic surgeon’s office. The ad also contains the ID number of Greig’s implants.

The ad has made quite a splash among plastic surgeons. And yet, some say that even after seeing it, they might not call the FBI. “As a plastic surgeon I have to respect the patient-doctor confidentiality agreement,” one surgeon explained. “It’s sacred, but also as someone who respects and understands that the FBI is in search of a fugitive I understand they would want to get this information from us. I’m kind of torn.”

Guess we’ll have to wait and see if the implants lead to an arrest? [Newser, ABC News]