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Judge Rules Bulger Victims’ Kin Must Split Mobster’s Assets Evenly

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BOSTON (CBS) — The widow of one of James “Whitey” Bulger’s victims will have to settle for getting an equal share of the convicted Southie mobster’s assets.

Elaine Barrett asked a federal judge to give her 25 percent of the $822,000 in cash and other assets seized from Bulger’s California home after his capture.

She claimed she was due a larger share because her husband, Arthur “Bucky” Barrett, was one of the 11 people Bulger was convicted of murdering. Bulger was charged with killing 19 people but jurors only convicted him in 11 of the killings.

U.S. District Judge Denise Casper ruled that Bulger’s assets will be split evenly among the families of all 19 people he was accused of killing.

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