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Whitey Bulger Convicted of Murders, Racketeering

August 12, 2013  | 

Whitey Bulger was convicted Monday of racketeering and conspiracy by a Boston jury that found he committed 11 murders and a raft other crimes as an iron-fisted crime boss.

Victims' family members were gathered in Courtroom 12 to learn the fate of the white-haired octogenarian once listed as one of America's most wanted fugitives.

Bulger—who spent 16 years on the lam before being caught in California in 2011—faces a possible life sentence after being found guilty of all 32 counts in the indictment. The panel of eight men and four women deliberated more than 30 hours over five days.

Read the full NBC News story.

Tags: Fugitives from Justice, Racketeering, Murder Prosecutions, Street Gangs


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