NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2

Local

Prosecutors: Worries About Bulger Assets Unfounded

View Comments
(Photo from U.S. Marshals Service)

(Photo from U.S. Marshals Service)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors have told a judge that concerns that prosecutors will secretly seize assets of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger are unfounded.

The filing Friday responded to a motion by lawyers for the estate of a woman murdered in the 1980s. They asked a judge to reject prosecutors’ request that Bulger forfeit $25 million, saying it would allow the government to secretly seize and keep Bulger’s assets. They asked the judge to appoint a special investigator to determine Bulger’s assets so they can be distributed to victims.

But prosecutors said the concerns have “no basis in fact or law” because the court controls and oversees any seizures of Bulger’s assets. They say any Bulger assets they collect will go to his victims.

Bulger was convicted in August in 11 of 19 murders in a racketeering indictment.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus