Breaking: Whitey Bulger Gets 2 Life Sentences, And then Some

By Allan Lengel

James “Whitey” Bulger, the murderous Boston mobster who has been the subject of public fascination and fodder for movies and books, was sentenced Thursday to two life sentences, plus five years, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. He was also ordered to  pay $19,510,276 in restitution to the families.

The harsh sentence, handed down in U.S. District Court in Boston, hardly came as a surprise. But it appeared to be a final e xclamation mark in what was a legendary career of crime.

In August, following a two month trial, Bulger, 84,  was convicted of 31 of 32 counts including extortion and drug dealing in addition to murder. He was found guilty of 11 of 19 murders prosecutors say he committed.


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