November 13th, 2013
12:03 AM ET

Whitey Bulger to face judge for sentencing

James "Whitey" Bulger, the convicted Boston mobster whose rise and fall was as convoluted as any Hollywood script, goes before a judge Wednesday with prosecutors calling for him to be locked away for life.

The 84-year-old Bulger was found guilty of racketeering, extortion and money laundering in August after a rancorous two-month trial, with a federal jury linking him to 11 killings. Federal prosecutors have urged District Judge Denise Casper to hand down a life sentence for the longtime fugitive, calling him one of the city's "most violent and despicable criminals."

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    Surprised at insurance cancellations? Isn't it obvious that you have to pay for what you get? Add pre-existing conditions to a policy that excluded them, it has to cost more. Clear to me.

    November 14, 2013 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A customer at a counter of a garden ornament shop said to the cashier, “Give me four of those pinwheels, two of those pink flamingos, two of those sunflowers, and one of those bent-over grandmas in bloomers.” The cashier replied “that’ll be eight dollars for the pinwheels, ten for the flamingos, six for the sunflowers, and an apology for my wife!”

    November 14, 2013 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Divine. That's what I always think of when I see "pink flamingos".

      November 14, 2013 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @bobcat, love, love, love it. I remember seeing these things all over Florida.

      November 14, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Good morning folks.
    And that was blooming good @bobcat.

    November 14, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    This Philippines tragedy unfolds heart breakingly and US is right there leading the recovery and aid efforts . That is what makes us proud.

    November 14, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    i had tried replying to your query reg Netanyahu influencing French backstabbing but was blocked.

    November 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Read Pepe Escobar revealing how it all unfolded in yesterday's Asia Times.
    Last friday evening Pr.Obama phoned netanyahu requesting him not to derail US-Iran negotiations. Bibi promptly calls France,germany and Britain to urge them to do the opposite.Hollande agrees (already softened by Saudi bribe).

    November 14, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • President O

      Is it 2400 pages long? No thanks

      November 15, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Saturday morn Wendy chief US negotiator, a known Israel firster, flies directly from geneva to Israel to reassure her real boss Bibi that these negotiations are going nowhere.

    November 14, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    And now to top it all the Congress is proceeding to tie Pr.obama's hands behind his back by proposing tougher sanctions and authorization for war.
    Nature devastates with Sandy & Philippines kind of havoc and Man in his arrogance and foolishness wreaks havoc with the like of Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and more on the horizon.

    November 14, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    That was the quota 'graciously' allotted to me by CNN for this thread. More is blocked.

    November 14, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Solvency went out the window when we embarked on the Iraq/Afghan 'crusades' and continue to date.

    November 14, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Thank you saywhat for the clarification. I hadn't had time to research further, but I knew Bibi had to be in the background of that decision. As long as he is able to make the decisions, we may as well consign ourselves to the fact there will be no peace.

    November 14, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    @Dr rupert: Easy questions. Everything is soooo big that it could have gotten here only one way: a big man made it.
    A Realllly big man.

    November 14, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    Why are we here you ask? Became the Really big man wants us to be here.
    That is all ye need to know.

    November 14, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    Hey. Dr rupert; He's got the wholah, worldah, innah, Hisah, hand.

    November 14, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    As for past lives, my parakeet told me that he used to be Napoleon. Before that, he was Cleopatra, probably.

    November 14, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
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