BOSTON — A jury has been chosen for the racketeering trial of reputed Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys completed jury selection Tuesday, choosing 12 regular jurors and six alternates.
Criminal background checks on potential jurors in the trial turned up 13 people with some type of record.
A prosecutor told Casper that 13 out of the pool of 70 potential jurors had records, including one man who has four felony convictions but lied on his juror questionnaire and said he had none.
Bulger is accused of participating in 19 murders in the 1970s and ’80s.
The 83-year-old Bulger was one of the nation’s most wanted fugitives after he fled Boston in 1994. He was captured in 2011 in Santa Monica, Calif., after more than 16 years on the run.
Opening statements are expected Wednesday morning.