One of the jurors in the Whitey Bulger trial said there were fireworks in the deliberation room before they convicted him of racketeering and other crimes ? and they gave the Boston mob boss "the benefit of the doubt" on some of the murder charges.
A federal judge in Florida has thrown out a lawsuit accusing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of negligence, for failing to report that the now-imprisoned swindler Allen Stanford was running a $7.2 billion Ponzi scheme.
The New York Times on published an account about the U.S. soldier who admitted killing 13 fellow soldiers and wounding 31 others in a shooting rampage at a Texas army base. In 2009 Maj Nidal Malik Hasan told a mental health panel he wished to die while carrying out "jihad" because it would signal God had designated him as a religious martyr.