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Supreme Court rejects Whitey Bulger appeal

This file June 23, 2011 booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger, captured in Santa Monica, Calif., after 16 years on the run. Bulger was convicted in a Boston federal court in August 2013 on a broad indictment that included racketeering charges in a string of murders in the 1970s and '80s, as well as extortion, money-laundering and weapons charges. A federal appeals court in Boston heard arguments Monday, July 27, 2015 on his bid to overturn his racketeering conviction. Bulger was not present for the proceedings.  (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned away James “Whitey” Bulger’s appeal of his racketeering convictions and life sentence. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place Bulger’s convictions for playing a role in 11 murders and many ...

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