Whitey Bulger Found Guilty of Racketeering
Bulger acquitted on some murders, convicted on others
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Aug 12, 2013 1:44 PM CDT
In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger listens to defense attorney, Hank Brennan, during closing arguments at U.S. District Court, in Boston, Aug. 5, 2013.   (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

(Newser) – James "Whitey" Bulger has been found guilty of a raft of racketeering charges that carry a maximum sentence of life in prison. The jury also found that the state had proven Bulger's guilt in 11 of the 19 murders he was accused of, along with several instances of money laundering and extortion, Boston.com reports. The convictions come after 32½ hours of deliberations over five days.

As he was led out of the courtroom, Bulger pointed to his family and gave them a thumbs up, as a woman in the victims' row yelled, "Rat a tat, Whitey," one Boston Globe reporter tweeted. The reporter also notes a pattern in the convictions: the jury seems not to have convicted Bulger in connection with the murders hitman John Martorano has admitted carrying out.

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Vincebus
Aug 12, 2013 6:16 PM CDT
who cares ...if he gets 50 lifetimes... the ol geezer will live it out better than any of us....
Junkhead
Aug 12, 2013 5:36 PM CDT
He is a nice man.He is no more guilty than our politicians. The only difference between Whiety and our politicians is Whitey kills U fast and the politicians kill U slow. My point here people is.. people are the most vicious animals on the planet and I personally think that people are not to be trusted ....that is why our forefathers made the constitution, But most people do not know what Im talking about..They be wanten their food stamps ! Im just sayin........
HMD-SMD-ITY
Aug 12, 2013 4:17 PM CDT
He hired as many sleazy greaseball Chicago and NYC attorneys as his retirement funds would afford. He put on the most greaseball defense this nation has ever seen, period. His main defense line through the entire trial was, "Hey, these slimeball prosecution witnesses need to die for lying."