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Bulger’s Possessions to Be Sold at Auction

Items found in the Boston gangster’s Santa Monica apartment will be sold to raise money for James “Whitey” Bulger’s victims, authorities say.

James "Whitey" Bulger's possessions, found in his Santa Monica apartment will be sold to raise funds for his victims.
James "Whitey" Bulger's possessions, found in his Santa Monica apartment will be sold to raise funds for his victims.

Notorious Boston Gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, 84, was captured in 2011 in a Santa Monica apartment after evading authorities for 17 years.

Bulger was found guilty in August 2013 of orchestrating or participating in 11 murders.  He was sentenced to two life terms plus five years in prison.

Now, belongings found in his Santa Monica apartment will be sold to the highest bidder at a criminal forfeiture auction over the next few months to raise money for his victims, reports CBS News.

Prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s office are currently deciding which items will go under the hammer. While many of his belongings are of little value, there are some that should attract buyers including a gold and diamond claddagh ring estimated to be worth $48,000.

In addition to money raised in the upcoming auction, victims will also receive shares of the roughly $822,000 in cash found hidden in the walls of Bulger’s apartment.

 

Bryan Abbott January 14, 2014 at 06:27 PM
A $48,000.00 claddagh ring? I don't think so. Anyone want to bet?

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