Most wanted man in US `Whitey` Bulger pleased with guilty verdict over murders
James `Whitey` Bulger, one of America`s most notorious underworld bosses, has been convicted of 11 murders.
Washington: James `Whitey` Bulger, one of America`s most notorious underworld bosses, has been convicted of 11 murders.
Lawyers for the Boston mobster said he was pleased by the verdict.
The one time crime overlord was charged with 32 counts that included murders, but the jury found that the federal prosecutors had not proven that Bulger killed or ordered the killings of eight of the people.
According to ABC News, the 83-yeard-old has also been convicted of racketeering, narcotics and money laundering.
After the verdict, Bulger`s defense lawyer Jay Carney said that he was pleased by the outcome. It was important to him that the government corruption be exposed.
Carney said that Bulger `knew as soon as he was arrested that he would die (in prison) or on a guerney` with a lethal injection as a condemned killer, the report said.
Nevertheless, he said Bulger, came to power in the 1970s and 1980s with the help of corrupt FBI agents in Boston, will be appealing against his verdict.