BOSTON (CBS) — A judge has ordered the assets of convicted gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, including $821,799.49 and Bulger’s Stanley Cup ring, to be auctioned off and the proceeds to be divided among the families of his victims.
According to documents filed Monday in United States District Court, items the government seized from Bulger’s Santa Monica, California apartment after he was captured in June 2011 will be sold at auction by U.S. Marshals.READ MORE: Police Searching Woods In Abington For Missing 5-Year-Old Elijah Lewis
The proceeds–and the cash found in the apartment–will go to the families of several people murdered by Bulger or his associates, as well as several people the court found Bulger extorted.READ MORE: 'Plan For Alternatives': Toys May Be In Short Supply This Holiday Season
Over $820,000 was found stuffed in the walls of the Santa Monica apartment Bulger shared with longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig.MORE NEWS: Lauren Astley's Father Works With Wayland Students To Raise Awareness About Teen Dating Violence
Bulger was convicted in 2013 of participating in 11 murders in the 1970s and 80s, and is serving a life sentence.