There was also testimony from more than a dozen underworld figures, some of whom arrived at court in wheelchairs and in oxygen masks to describe being victimized by Bulger. Several of the witnesses traded curses with Bulger during the trial. At other times he smirked or laughed as witnesses recalled being threatened with death by Bulger.
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.
After the trial today, Carney called the claim that Bulger was an informant "a myth."
In the last days of the trial Bulger refused to take the stand and called the proceedings a "sham."