Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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.