We couldn’t include them all, but here is a look at some of the most notorious local and national criminals that were put away in 2013, from Whitey Bulger to Jodi Arias. Next
James “Whitey” Bulger
The 2011 arrest of Whitey Bulger ended the 16-year global manhunt for the notorious gangster. He stood trial this summer and was convicted of his crimes in August.
Conviction: 11 murders, drug trafficking, racketeering, money laundering, extortion
Sentence: Two life sentences, plus five years Next
Michael E. McLaughlin
The former executive director of the Chelsea Housing Authority was sentenced in July after pleading guilty to four felonies in deliberately underreporting his burgeoning income to regulators in four years.
Conviction: Filing false reports and concealing his inflated salary from state and federal regulators
Sentence: Three years in federal prison Next
Castro was sentenced in August after pleading guilty to imprisoning three women in his home and subjecting them to years of rapes and beatings. He died in prison on Sept. 3, and police have concluded his death was a suicide.
Conviction: 937 counts including kidnapping and rape
Sentence: Life in prison plus 1,000 years Next
Rossetti was once a powerful and feared captain of the New England Mafia and was sentenced in March for running a violent criminal enterprise.
Conviction: He pleaded guilty to usury and extortion and serves his sentence simultaneously with previous punishments for selling heroin and breaking and entering.
Sentence: 12 years in prison
Two of Rossetti’s alleged associates, Yasmani Quezada and Marc Brown, were sentenced in October after pleading guilty to a 2010 armed home invasion in Revere. Quezada was sentenced to 12 years and one day in state prison and Brown was sentenced to 10 to 12 years. Both will face three years of probation after release. Next
The 18-year-old pleaded guilty to killing a 10-year-old girl in Colorado in 2012 and was sentenced in November.
Conviction: Sigg was convicted of first-degree murder of Jessica Ridgeway, along with other crimes including sexual assault, kidnapping, and attempted kidnapping.
Sentence: Life in prison, plus 86 years for additional crimes
Angela Spaccia was deputy to the former city manager of Bell in southern California. She was the seventh to be convicted in a corruption scandal where officials were found taking large salaries at the expense of residents.
Conviction: Guilty of 11 felony counts, including misappropriation of public funds and conflict of interest
Sentence: 10 to 12 years in prison Next
Former Chinatown gang leader John Willis, nicknamed “White Devil John,” was sentenced in federal court in August. He rose through the ranks of organized crime and was involved in drug trafficking and money laundering.
Conviction: Conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and launder money
Sentence: 20 years in prison Next
Following a four-month trial that revealed lurid stories of a salacious relationship, Jodi Arias was convicted of murdering her one-time boyfriend in Arizona. She admitted to killing Travis Alexander in 2008 and said she acted in self-defense.
Conviction: First-degree murder
Spain corruption trial
Fifty-three people were convicted in Spain after a two-year trial involving former mayors and advisers in the city of Marbella. The scandal centered around a bribery scheme that saw more than $900 million in bribes paid out over years.
Conviction: Fraud and bribery
Sentences: Former mayro Marisol Yague (pictured) was sentenced to six years, and another former mayor to two years. Next
Ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
In March, Kilpatrick, 43, was convicted of corruption. The government called it the ‘‘Kilpatrick enterprise,’’ a years-long scheme to shake down contractors and reward allies. Kilpatrick, who served as mayor of Detroit from 2002 until fall 2008, fattened his bank account by tens of thousands of dollars, traveled the country in private planes and even strong-armed his campaign fundraiser for stacks of cash hidden in her bra, according to evidence at trial.
Conviction: Racketeering conspiracy, fraud, extortion and tax crimes
Sentence: 28 years in prison. Next
Barnes pleaded guilty in Suffolk Superior Court in October to forcing two victims, aged 15 and 16, into prostitution.
Conviction: Indictments included statutory rape and deriving income from child prostitution
Sentence: Five to seven years in state prison
The former Lawrence police officer, far left, had been on paid leave for about a year as he awaited trial on corruption charges. Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua said Lopez would be terminated from the department in October.
Conviction: Bribery, obstruction of justice, lying to a federal agent
Sentence: Lopez will be sentenced on Jan. 14 and faces up to 20 years for obstruction of justice, five years for lying to a federal agent and up to 10 years for bribery, according to The Eagle-Tribune.
Zhen Zhou Wu
The Chinese man was re-sentenced in September on 15 convictions of illegally exporting electronics equipment to China from his company in Waltham. He had appealed a 2010 sentence on 17 convictions.
Conviction: Illegally exporting sophisticated military electronics
Sentence: Seven years in prison Next
In October, 50-year-old George Correa was found guilty in Middlesex Superior Court of breaking and entering and received a sentence as a habitual offender.
Conviction: Breaking and entering, larceny
Sentence: 25 years, to be served after his current 10-year sentence for another breaking and entering charge
The Lowell man had his home searched in July 2012 and police discovered small bags of heroin. He was convicted in September after a bench trial as a habitual offender.
Conviction: Possession with intent to distribute heroin, drug violation in a school zone
Sentence: 10 years in state prison, plus two years in the house of correction
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