Federal jury found Bulger guilty of conspiracy, racketeering and connection to 19 murders.
By H. Nelson Goodson
August 13, 2013
Boston - On Monday, Whitey Bulger, 83, a known Winter Hill gang mobster was convicted of 19 homicides, racketeering (RICO), conspiracy to commit extortion, money laundering and drug distribution. Bulger is facing life in prison.
He was arrested in 2011 along with his long time girlfriend, Catherine Elizabeth Greig, 62. He was wanted since 1999 and a $2 million dollar reward was offered for information leading to Bulger's arrest. A $100,000 dollar reward was also offered for any information leading to Greig's arrest.
A tip led to their arrest in Santa Monica, California. Bulger also agreed to forfeit $822,000 that was found in his hideout, according to court records.
Bulger's case inspired the 2006 movie making of the "Departed," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg.