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(BOSTON) — Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger was convicted Monday of 11 murders that took place during a criminal reign that lasted decades.

In addition to the 11 murders, Bulger was convicted of racketeering, narcotics and money laundering.

Bulger, 83, had been charged with 32 counts that included 19 murders.

He will be sentenced in November.

The trial, which began on June 6, included emotional testimony from the families of several victims as well as aging hitmen and bookies. Several of Bulger’s old colleagues traded curses with the former mob boss.

When the verdict was delivered, Bulger was flanked by his lawyers. Sitting behind prosecutors were families of the victims.

During the trial, Bulger’s defense team seemed more intent on denying claims that Bulger was an informant for the FBI than he was in proving his innocence. At their opening statement, Bulger’s lawyers said that he made “millions and millions” from his organized crime activities, but was not a rat.

Bulger and his girlfriend Catherine Greig were arrested in May 2011 in Santa Monica, Calif., after spending 20 years in hiding following a tip from a corrupt FBI agent. They had been using the pseudonyms Charlie and Carol Gasko.

During the trial, Bulger refused to take the stand and called his trial a “sham.”

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