The FBI is not paying for the banners, and Lycos officials said they were offering the space as a public service. The company is based in Madrid with U.S. headquarters in Waltham, Mass.
Bulgar, a major Boston mob figure, is wanted on 18 counts of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit extortion, narcotics distribution, conspiracy to commit money laundering; extortion and money laundering. The FBI is offering a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Bulgar.
An FBI spokesperson said the joint effort with Lycos was an experiment that could lead to others on the Most Wanted list being posted throughout the Web.
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.