Whitey Bulger Convicted of Murder and Racketeering

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By Allan Lengel
In what came as no surprise, the homicidal Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was convicted  Monday of  racketeering conspiracy and numerous racketeering acts of murder, extortion, narcotics distribution, money laundering and possession of firearms including machineguns. The convictions that are likely to keep him behind bars for the remainder of his life. 
The verdict in U.S. District Court in Boston came on the fifth day of deliberations in what was a closely watched case nationwide. The jury deliberated for 32 hours.
Bulger had been accused of killing 19 people. 


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