The Associated Press

Bulger Ordered To Pay $6M To Slain Man’s Family

BOSTON — Imprisoned former Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger has been ordered to pay $6 million to the family of a slain Oklahoma businessman, although it’s unclear whether they’ll ever see the money.

The Boston Globe reports U.S. District Judge Denise J. Casper in Boston ruled on Friday that Bulger must pay the family of Roger Wheeler, who was shot to death outside his country club in Tulsa, Okla., in 1981.

Bulger was found guilty in the killings of Wheeler and 10 others this year and sentenced to two life terms. He was ordered during his sentencing to pay $19.5 million in restitution to victims’ families and forfeit $25 million to the government.

Investigators found $822,000 in cash stashed his apartment walls when he was caught in Santa Monica, Calif.

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  • PersonJ

    Principal questions. Does enabling culpability in this case actually rest with
    institutionally connected background interests which left no finger prints? What was he source or origin of the $800K discovered in the apartment unit on
    apprehension? What was the disposition or allocation history over three decades of illicitly acquired funds likely totaling in the one-hundred to five-hundred million range? More simply put, where did the money go? What hard evidence indicates that any portion of those funds might still exist as accessible cash or marketable securities?

    Were possible background interests driving this case common to one or more other notable albeit seemingly unrelated cases within the same time frame?

    It is imperative for this community, those egregiously impacted by the history, as well as our country that the full truth of these complex, diabolical matters be uncovered toward the objective of complete, unequivocal accountability and justice. So far that has not happened.

    The cost overall has been huge in terms of lives destroyed, Constitutional principles subverted, basic canons of society disregarded, trust in our justice system compromised. It is probable that the true source of enabling culpability remains to be seen in the full light of day. Such critically important unfinished business cannot be permitted to stand.

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