Whitey Bulger Gets Two Life Terms

Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger was sentenced to two consecutive life terms, plus five years, after being convicted of racketeering, extortion, money laundering, obstruction of justice, narcotics distribution, and participation in eleven murders. The 84-year-old mobster had been on the run for sixteen years before being arrested by the FBI in 2011. "Your crimes were all the more heinous because they were all about money," U.S. District Judge Denise Casper said. "You have, over time, become the face of this City. That is regrettable." On Wednesday, Bulger had refused to look at the victims during a sentence hearing.