James ‘Whitey’ Bulger found guilty on 31 of 32 counts of murder, racketeering and conspiracy

By Reuters
Monday, August 12, 2013 14:29 EDT
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Former mob boss and fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger is seen in a booking mug combination photo
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BOSTON (Reuters) – James “Whitey” Bulger, once the most feared mobster in Boston, on Monday was found guilty of 31 out of 32 criminal counts contained in a sweeping murder and racketeering indictment.

But jurors found that prosecutors had proven their case against Bulger on only 11 of the 19 murders dating back to the 1970s and 1980s.

The 83-year-old defendant faces the possibility of life in prison.

(Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Dina Kyriakidou)

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