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URLwire for Thursday, December 12, 2002
 
FBI, Lycos Use Web Sites To Catch Most Wanted Fugitive 

The U.S. Attorney and FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Office announced a new investigative technique to aid in the apprehension of a Ten Most Wanted Fugitive. Terra Lycos, the largest global Internet network, has created a series of virtual Wanted Posters that will be strategically positioned on its network sites providing fugitive investigators global reach in their search.
 



 
Wanted posters will be distributed in English across the Lycos Network and will be distributed in Spanish on Terra.com, which draws heavy Internet traffic from Latin America. Users who click on the new Wanted Posters will be directed to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted web site where they can learn how to leave tips for the FBI.
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The FBI Bulger Fugitive Task Force has teamed with Terra Lycos to use these online tools as a  new component in its on-going effort to apprehend James "Whitey" Bulger. Bulger's likeness and messages alerting users to the $1 million reward offered by the FBI will be exposed to millions of Internet users around the world. 

Since being placed on the FBI' s Ten  Most Wanted List in August 1999, the Task Force has acted on hundreds of tips regarding the whereabouts of Bulger. With this initiative, the Task Force expands the opportunities for receiving more tips leading to Bulger's long-awaited capture. The Bulger Fugitive Task force is comprised of representatives and investigators from the FBI, Massachusetts State Police, DEA, Boston Police Department, the Massachusetts Department of Correction and the U.S. Attorney's Office. Bulger has been a fugitive since 1995.

As Bulger is known to have traveled extensively through Europe, Canada and Mexico, the Internet Wanted posters will be distributed in English across the Lycos Network and will be distributed in Spanish on Terra.com, which draws heavy Internet traffic from Latin America. Users who click on the new Wanted Posters will be directed to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted web site where they can learn how to leave tips for the FBI.

Bulger, a major organized crime figure in the Boston area, is wanted on Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO), Extortion, and Money Laundering charges. The $1 million reward is being offered by the FBI for information leading to the arrest of Bulger.

Anyone with information concerning Bulger should contact the nearest FBI office. All inquiries will be handled in strict confidence. Further information about James "Whitey" Bulger is available on the FBI's Internet Home Page at http://www.fbi.gov.

Terra Lycos is a global Internet group with a presence in 42 countries in 19 languages, reaching 118 million unique users per month worldwide. The group, which grew out of the acquisition by Terra Networks, S.A. of Lycos, Inc. in October 2000, operates some of the most widely visited Web sites in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

The Terra Lycos network of sites includes Terra in 17 countries, Lycos in 25 countries, Angelfire.com, Atrea.com, Aseler.es, Bumeran.com, Direcciona.es, Educaterra.com, Emplaza.com, Garnesville.com, HotBot.com, Ifigenia.com, Invertia.com, Lycos Zone, Maptel.com, Matchmaker.com, Quote.com, RagingBull.com, Rumbo.com, Tripod.com, Uno-e.com and Wired News (Wired.com), among others.

Terra Lycos, headquartered in Barcelona an with operating centers in Madrid and Boston, as well as elsewhere, is traded on the Madrid stock exchange (TRR) and the Nasdaq electronic market (TRLY). 

Source: U.S. Attorney
 

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