(BOSTON) — Notorious Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was given two life sentences plus five years in prison Thursday by a federal judge who told the convicted killer that he committed “unfathomable acts in unfathomable ways.”
“The conduct in of itself merits the most sincere penalty,” U.S. District Court Justice Denise Casper told Bulger.
The judge said she realized that the sentence would be “cold comfort for the losses that so many have suffered,” but added while speaking directly to Bulger, “You sir, do not represent this city.”
Bulger, 84, was dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit and stood flanked by his attorneys Jay Carney and Hank Brennan.
His hands clasped in front of him, Bulger did not utter a word or react to the judge’s sentence and statement.
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