Whitey Bulger Gets 2 Life Sentences

Also hit with millions in restitution, forfeiture
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2013 9:41 AM CST
Whitey Bulger Gets 2 Life Sentences
This 1986 file photo provided by the FBI shows James "Whitey" Bulger.   (AP Photo/FBI, file)

(Newser) – Whitey Bulger was today hit with two life sentences plus five years, plus millions in restitution, the Boston Globe reports. Bulger was found guilty of a slew of charges including murder, racketeering, money laundering, and extortion in August. Before sentencing Bulger, the judge called his crimes "heinous" and "all about money," adding that their depravity is "almost unfathomable," the AP reports. She ordered $19.5 million in restitution, plus a $25.2 million forfeiture to the government. (Read more Whitey Bulger stories.)

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