This is a rather anticlimactic ending for the Whitey Bulger case. At his advanced age, he is more or less "retiring" in prison. He get free medical and dental. He'll get 3 squares and free rent. Not so bad eh?
WHITEY BULGER has finally been convicted. But when will there be an accounting for FBI complicity in allowing Whitey Bulger to run amok and commit unspeakable crimes of murder through mayhem, back when he was an FBI informant? Don’t hold your breath...
Bulger, 83, stood passively in US District Court on the same South Boston waterfront where he committed some of his crimes, as a clerk repeatedly proclaimed “guilty” to 31 of the 32 counts with which he had been charged. As he was led away, he turned and gave a thumbs-up sign to his family members, before he was heckled by a relative of one of his many victims.
Mob Kingpin Whitey Bulger Calls Murder Trial A ‘Neck Tie Party And Stacked Deck’ As He Speaks For The First Time Post-Conviction
Los Angeles Times
James "Whitey" Bulger will spend the rest of his life in prison, a federal judge ordered today, capping a trial that detailed the Boston mobster’s decades-long reign of terror.
A federal court jury convicted Bulger in August of 11 counts of murder, as well as multiple counts of racketeering and gun possession. The two-month trial came years after the crimes; Bulger, now 84, had been a fugitive for 16 years until his 2011 arrest in Santa Monica.
The judge sentenced Bulger to two consecutive life terms plus five years, the punishment sought by prosecutors. Bulger's lawyers did not weigh in on sentencing; they said he had instructed them not to because he considered the trial a sham.