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Mon Jun 3, 2013, 05:59 PM

Murder trial of accused mob boss 'Whitey' Bulger starts next week

Source: Reuters

Murder trial of accused mob boss 'Whitey' Bulger starts next week

By Scott Malone
BOSTON | Mon Jun 3, 2013 3:59pm EDT

(Reuters) - Accused mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, who spent 16 years on the run, much of it on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list, goes on trial next week for committing or ordering 19 murders in the 1970s and 1980s.

Bulger's case is one of the most notorious in Boston history. He fled the city in 1994 after getting a tip from a corrupt FBI agent that his arrest was imminent.

Until his arrest about two years ago, he was living in plain sight in California with his girlfriend.

Now 83, Bulger is accused of committing or ordering the murders while he ran Boston's "Winter Hill" crime gang. He also faces charges of racketeering and extortion.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/03/us-usa-crime-bulger-idUSBRE9520UM20130603

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