August 13th, 2013
05:14 PM ET

'Whitey' Bulger trial juror: Sickened by 'tainted' testimony

A juror in the James "Whitey" Bulger trial said Tuesday that testimony revealing deep-seated corruption in the FBI and government during the mobster's heyday left her disgusted with the judicial system.

Janet Uhlar, speaking to CNN's Deborah Feyerick in her first interview since the federal jury on Monday convicted Bulger on 31 of 32 counts, called him an "old man" and said he may not have been a government informant.

The jury found Bulger guilty of counts including extortion, money laundering, drug dealing and weapons possession. It held Bulger responsible for the murders of 11 people.

Bulger, 83, faces a maximum sentence of up to life plus 30 years in prison.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    The disgusted juror needs to move into the real world and adjust to it.

    August 13, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Disagree @ Joey! Americans need to start letting our government know we are fed up with the "business as usual process" that has become accepted behaviour for far to long! They need to be held accountable just as every other citizen is! Or out they go to be replaced by more honest people!

    August 13, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    The juror didn't think he was a government informer? Interesting.
    And he is old. He's 83. Doesn't mean he's any less culpable.

    August 13, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. piankie

    I agree

    August 13, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    I cant believe more people aren't disgusted about corruption in the FBI! Now that would classify as "sheeple!"

    August 13, 2013 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |