The Associated Press

Prosecutors Want Bulger To Forfeit $25 Million

BOSTON — Prosecutors are asking a judge to order James “Whitey” Bulger to forfeit more than $25 million they say was generated by racketeering and other crimes over his decades as a mob boss.

Bulger was convicted last month in 11 killings, as well as extortion, money laundering and weapons charges.

The 83-year-old Bulger will effectively receive life in prison when he is sentenced in November.

The forfeiture order federal prosecutors requested Friday would allow them to seize property worth up to $25.1 million.

Bulger had already agreed to forfeit guns and $822,000 in cash that officials found in his apartment when they captured him in California in 2011.

He has asked to keep a NHL Stanley Cup ring that he said was a gift from someone.

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  • jefe68

    Bulger is worth $25.1 million… I guess crime does pay.

  • X-Ray

    If Bulger has all those funds, why is the state paying his legal expenses?

  • Jeanne

    Why should he keep anything? What’s he going to do with a Stanley Cup ring in prison? did he ask his victims if they’d like to be murdered or not? Good point X-Ray, why are we paying his legal bills? No one pays mine but me. And on a teacher’s salary.

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