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Bulger Lawyers, Prosecutors to Discuss Sentencing

Whitey BulgerBOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors and lawyers for gangster James “Whitey” Bulger are due in court to discuss Bulger’s upcoming sentencing hearing on racketeering charges, including his participation in 11 murders.

Bulger was convicted last month of racketeering, as well as numerous extortion and money-laundering charges. Judge Denise Casper has scheduled a 3-day sentencing hearing in November, when family members of many of the alleged victims are expected to describe the impact of the killings.

Defense lawyers and prosecutors are due in court Tuesday for a status conference to discuss the sentencing hearing. Bulger faces life in prison.

The former leader of the Winter Hill Gang was one of the nation’s most wanted fugitives after he fled Boston in 1994 ahead of an indictment. He was captured in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011.

Bulger turned 84 last week.


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