‘Whitey’ Bulger guilty of gangland killings

JAY LINDSAY, Associated Press
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James "Whitey" Bulger. (AP Photo/ U.S. Marshals Service)

James “Whitey” Bulger. (AP Photo/ U.S. Marshals Service)

BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger has been convicted in a string of 11 killings and other underworld crimes.

The 83-year-old Bulger faces life in prison after being convicted Monday of committing or playing a role in the killings during the 1970s and ’80s while he led the Winter Hill Gang, Boston’s Irish mob.

Bulger was one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives after he fled Boston ahead of a 1994 indictment. He was captured in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011.

He is accused of shooting or strangling some of the victims himself. In other cases, he allegedly ordered the slayings or participated in some other way.

How the Whitey Bulger jury ruled, charge by charge

Verdicts of the jury in the James “Whitey” Bulger case:

— Count 1: Racketeering Conspiracy: Guilty

— Count 2: Racketeering: Guilty

To find Bulger guilty of racketeering, jurors unanimously had to agree the prosecution proved at least two of the following:

— Act No. 1: Conspiracy to murder members of the Notorangeli group: Not proved

— Act No. 2: Murder of Michael Milano: Not proved

— Act No. 3: Murder of Al Plummer: Not proved

— Act No. 4: Murder of William O’Brien: Not proved

— Act No. 5: Murder of James O’Toole: Not proved

— Act No. 6: Murder of Al Notorangeli: Not proved

— Act No. 7a: Conspiracy to murder James Sousa: Not proved

— Act No. 7b: Murder of James Sousa: Not proved

— Act No. 8: Murder of Paul McGonagle: Proved

— Act No. 9: Murder of Edward Connors: Proved

— Act No. 10a: Conspiracy to murder Thomas King: Proved

— Act No. 10b: Murder of Thomas King: Proved

— Act No. 11: Murder of Francis “Buddy” Leonard: Not proved

— Act No. 12: Murder of Richard Castucci: Proved

— Act No. 13a: Conspiracy to murder Roger Wheeler: Proved

— Act No. 13b: Murder of Roger Wheeler: Proved

— Act No. 14: Murder of Debra Davis: No finding

— Act No. 15: Murder of Brian Halloran: Proved

— Act No. 16: Murder of Michael Donahue: Proved

— Act No. 17a: Conspiracy to murder John Callahan: Proved

— Act No. 17b: Murder of John Callahan: Proved

— Act No. 18: Murder of Arthur “Bucky” Barrett : Proved

— Act No. 19: Murder of John McIntyre: Proved

— Act No. 20: Murder of Deborah Hussey: Proved

— Act No. 21: Extortion conspiracy: Proved

— Act No. 22: Extortion of Richard O’Brien: Proved

— Act No. 23: Extortion of Kevin Hayes: Not proved

— Act No. 24: Extortion conspiracy: Proved

— Act No. 25: Extortion of Michael Solimando: Proved

— Act No. 26: Extortion of Stephen Rakes and Julie Rakes: Proved

— Act No. 27: Extortion of Richard Bucheri: Proved

— Act No. 28: Extortion of Raymond Slinger: Not proved

— Act No. 29: Conspiracy to distribute narcotics: Proved

— Act No. 30: Concealment of money laundering: Proved

— Act No. 31: Concealment of money laundering: Proved

— Act No. 32 (a): Concealment of money laundering: Proved

— Act No. 32 (b): Concealment of money laundering: Proved

— Act No. 33: Concealment or promotion of money laundering transfer: Proved

The jury also ruled on the these charges:

— Count 3: Extortion conspiracy: Guilty

— Count 4: Extortion: Not guilty

— Count 5: Concealment of money laundering conspiracy: Guilty

— Counts 6-26: Concealment of money laundering: Guilty

— Count 27: Concealment or promotion of money laundering: Guilty

— Count 28: Possession of firearms in furtherance of violent crime: Guilty

— Count 29: Possession of machine guns in furtherance of violent crime: Guilty

— Count 30: Possession of unregistered machine guns: Guilty

— Count 31: Transfer and possession of machine guns: Guilty

— Count 32: Possession of firearms with obliterated serial numbers: Guilty

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