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Bulger's days in court aren't over just yet

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By The Associated Press
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, 8:48 p.m.
 

BOSTON — His attorney says the moment he was caught, Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger knew his life would end in prison or strapped to a gurney, awaiting lethal injection.

But even after his two-month trial in federal court and his conviction on Monday in 11 killings, his fate is uncertain, and his day in the spotlight is not over.

Bulger's promised to appeal his federal conviction, and his attorneys say he has secrets to tell about corruption in law enforcement while he was running Boston's underworld.

He faces murder charges in Florida and Oklahoma, death-penalty states, and he is at the center of civil litigation.

“I don't think you've heard the last word from James Bulger,” defense attorney Hank Brennan said.

The 83-year-old Bulger, convicted of a host of federal crimes — ranging from extortion to money laundering — will effectively get a life term in prison when he is sentenced in November.

Ahead lies an indictment in Oklahoma in the 1981 death of Roger Wheeler, who was shot after a round of golf at a Tulsa, Okla., country club. Prosecutors say Bulger's gang members suspected Wheeler knew they had been skimming money from his business, World Jai Alai.

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