Mobster ‘Whitey’ Bulger gets two life sentences for crimes including Tulsa businessman’s murder

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BOSTON – Former Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has been sentenced Thursday morning to two life sentences plus five years.

A federal jury found Bulger guilty in August of 31 counts, including racketeering, extortion, money laundering, drug dealing and weapons possession.

The jury held Bulger responsible for 11 killings from 1973 through 1985, including the 1981 murder of Tulsa businessman Roger Wheeler.