JUDGE THROWS BOOK AT MOB BOSS WHITEY BULGER
Published on: November 10, 2013
Depraved Boston mobster JAMES WHITEY BULGER sentenced to die behind bars with TWO life sentences for his reign as gangster and FBI informant.
During the 1970s and ‘80s, Bulger headed the Winter Hill Gang of South Boston before receiving FBI protection after signing on to inform on his mob colleagues.
FBI Agent John Connolly Jr. tipped Bulger off ahead of an indictment in 1994, putting the crime kingpin on the run. Connolly was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the crime.
As The ENQUIRER reported previously Bulger, 84, was finally arrested in California two years ago after being on the run for decades. Reportedly, he was the inspiration for Jack Nicholson's character in the film "The Departed".
Boston Federal Judge Denise Casper sentenced him to two life sentences for racketeering and 11 murders.
After reciting the long list of Bulger’s victims, Judge Casper said, “The depravity of your crimes are unfathomable.
“The testimony of human suffering that you and your associates inflicted on others was at times agonizing to hear and painful to watch.
A defiant Bulger, refused to speak at either the sentencing or a Wednesday hearing where the families of his victims denounced him as a punk, a rat and the devil.
Casper also added an additional extra five years onto Bulger’s sentence for a gun charge, ordering him to pay $19.5 million in restitution to the families of his victims.
Bulger was also convicted of extortion and money-laundering.