Judge tells Bulger jury it must be unanimous in racketeering decisions

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Posted: Aug 07, 2013 4:16 PM

BOSTON (Reuters) - The judge hearing the murder and racketeering trial of James "Whitey" Bulger on Wednesday told the jury that it would need to reach a unanimous decision to find the former mob boss guilty of acts of racketeering.

U.S. District Judge Denise Casper, responding to a question from the jury, said that she would remind jurors that they only needed to find two of the more than 30 acts listed under a racketeering count to find Bulger guilty of racketeering.

(Writing by Richard Valdmanis; Editing by Scott Malone)