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Former governor of Louisiana who was jailed for graft to run for Congress

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Edwin Edwards, the 86-year-old former governor of Louisiana who served an eight-year prison term on racketeering charges, announced on Monday that he will seek election to the U.S. Congress. Edwards, a Democrat and four-term Louisiana governor, launched his candidacy for a seat currently…

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

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…