Joe Bruno on the Mob – Former Iceland Beauty Queen Blew the Whistle on Bulger

It started over a stray cat and it ended in the capture of America’s most wanted criminal – Whitey Bulger.

Anna Bjornsdottir, 57,A former Miss Iceland who appeared in an episode of the detective series “Remington Steele,” is the tipster who told the FBI where to find Winter Hill Mob boss Whitey Bulger, reported the Boston Globe. And Bjornsdottir collected the 2 millions bucks reward money to boot.

The blond bombshell and part time yoga instructor spends her summers in Iceland, but her winters in Santa Monica, California, where she struck up a friendship with Bulger’s moll Catherine Greig. Bjornsdottir knew Greig as Carol Gasko, and the two became friendly because they both fell in love with the same stray cat. Little did Bjornsdottir know that the biggest stray cat in the country was playing house with Carol, under the name Charlie Gasko.

When Bjornsdottir returned to Iceland, she saw a CNN report on TV about Bulger, which contained a picture of Greig. Bjornsdottir put two and two together, and came up with a cool two millions bucks.

Simple math at its best. We should all be so lucky.

The article below can be seen at:

‘Whitey’ Bulger tipster revealed: Former Miss Iceland Anna Bjornsdottir led feds to Boston gangster

LOS ANGELES – A former Miss Iceland who appeared in an episode of the 1980s detective series “Remington Steele” is the mysterious tipster who brought down South Boston’s most notorious gangster.

Anna Bjornsdottir, 57, collected $2 million in reward money for leading federal authorities to James “Whitey” Bulger’s modest, black-curtained hideout in Santa Monica in June, The Boston Globe reported.

The beautiful blonde yoga instructor splits her time between Iceland and a Santa Monica residence near the apartment where Bulger, 82, and his girlfriend Catherine Greig posed as a retired couple during their 16 years on the lam, The Globe said.

Bjornsdottir befriended the normally reclusive Greig over their shared love of local stray cat. She discovered Greig’s true identity when she visited Iceland this summer and saw a CNN report about the “most wanted” gangster charged with killing 19 people, The Globe reported.

She knew the fugitive couple as Charlie and Carol Gasko.

Bjornsdottir, who won the Miss Iceland crown in 1974 and was voted Miss Congeniality in a Miss Universe pageant, also appeared in a Noxzema commercial and two episodes of “Fantasy Island” under the name Anna Bjorn.

Bulger, the former leader of the Winter Hill Gang, has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the 19 murders.

Authorities found the walls of his $863-per-month Santa Monica apartment stuffed with guns, knives and more than $800,000 in cash.

Greig has pleaded not guilty to a conspiracy charge.


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