James “Whitey” Bulger Found Guilty on 31 of 32 Counts, Including Extortion, Money Laundering, Drug Dealing, Weapons Possession & Responsible for the Murder of 11 People
In the end a jury found “Whitey” Bulger guilty on 31 of 32 counts.
James “Whitey” Bulger, the reputed and feared former head of Boston’s Winter Hill Gang evaded the law for 16 years; however, justice has finally been served. A jury today found “Whitey” Bulger guilty on 31 of 32 counts that included extortion, money laundering, drug dealing, weapons possession and responsible for the murder of 11 individuals, including a woman. However, the jury found that in 7 cases of murder the jury found that there was not enough evidence and 1 had not determination. On a personal note, I am not sure how the jury came to such a determination on the murders that Bulger was not responsible for. Every Southie knows exactly who was responsible for the murders. Whitely Bulger, the head of Boston’s Winter Hill Gang, was a heinous individuals and should never have been provided the befit of the doubt. This mob POS actually killed women. In the end, the 83 year old Bulger will be spending the rest of his life in prison.
The turn of events was capped Monday when a federal jury found the former mob boss guilty on 31 of 32 counts — including extortion, money laundering, drug dealing and weapons possession. The jury held Bulger responsible for the murder of 11 people.
The 83-year-old Bulger faces a maximum sentence of up to life, plus 30 years in prison.
“So many peoples’ lives were so terribly harmed by the criminal actions of Bulger and his crew. And today’s conviction does not alter that harm, and it doesn’t lessen it,” said U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, speaking about the victims and their families.
“However, we hope that they find some degree of comfort in the fact that today has come, and Bulger is being held accountable for his horrific crimes,” she said.
Bulger was accused of involvement in killing 19 people, including two women.