After being found guilty for racketeering, money laundering, and a number of murders, former mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was sentenced to two life sentences plus five years jail time on Thursday (Nov. 14), USA Today reports.
The Winter Hill Gang leader was also found guilty on charges including extortion, obstruction of justice, and narcotics distribution. Spanning 16 years on the run, the 84-year-old was arrested by the FBI in Santa Monica, Calif., and was convicted August 11.
"Your conduct merits the most severe penalty," U.S. federal Judge Denise Casper said. "The scope, the callousness, the depravity of your crimes, are almost unfathomable. Your crimes were all the more heinous because they were all about money. Make no mistake, it takes no business acumen to take money from folks on the other end of the gun."
As a result, Judge Casper made a mandatory $19.5 million restitution for the Boston native’s victims.
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