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Bulger Convicted, But Saga Isn't Over08:36
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Steven Davis, brother of Debra Davis, center, is comforted after speaking outside federal court where a jury found James "Whitey" Bulger guilty on several counts of murder, racketeering and conspiracy on Monday. Jurors could not agree whether Bulger was involved in Debra Davis' killing. (Josh Reynolds/AP)
Steven Davis, brother of Debra Davis, center, is comforted after speaking outside federal court where a jury found James "Whitey" Bulger guilty on several counts of murder, racketeering and conspiracy on Monday. Jurors could not agree whether Bulger was involved in Debra Davis' killing. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

It was a verdict many in Boston were waiting for for years. Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was convicted in federal court Monday of 31 of 32 counts of racketeering, extortion, money laundering and weapons charges.

The verdict was a watershed for Boston and for federal law enforcement officials.

"This day of reckoning for Bulger has been a long time in coming, too long, due to his decades long of corruption, and corrupting law enforcement officials in this city," said U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz outside of the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse.

The verdict signals the close of one chapter in Boston's story of crime and corruption. Yet, there are still a lot of questions about this case and the long and troubling saga of Bulger's history in the city.

Guest

David Boeri, WBUR's senior reporter who has been covering Bulger for 26 years.

This segment aired on August 13, 2013.

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