BOSTON — Two years ago, James “Whitey” Bulger — the famed and much-feared head of the Boston mob — was sitting pretty in Santa Monica, California.
Today, he’s sitting in prison, where he could potentially spend the rest of the life.
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.
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