BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are preparing to distribute nearly $822,000 seized from former crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger to the families of his murder victims and people he extorted.
Prosecutors filed documents in federal court on Tuesday indicating that Bulger’s cash, guns, jewelry and other items are in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service in preparation for a final forfeiture order.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 4,364 New COVID-19 Cases, 7 Additional Deaths Over 3 Days
They were taken from Bulger’s California apartment.
U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz’s spokeswoman Christina DiIorio-Sterling says prosecutors have been “moving forward” in recent weeks to provide the funds to the families.READ MORE: Rusted Out Stairs In Dorchester Removed After BU Professor David Jones' Death
The 84-year-old Bulger was sentenced Nov. 14 to life in prison.
He was found guilty in August by a federal jury in 11 killings, along with dozens of other crimes, including shakedowns.MORE NEWS: Missing Woman Dolly Thapa Found Safe
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