Bulger was being held at a transfer point facility that houses inmates as they are moved between prisons. Authorities would not say where Bulger was ultimately headed.
Roger Wheeler, who was shot to death outside his country club in Tulsa, Okla., in 1981. It’s unclear whether the family will ever see the money.
The U.S. Marshals Service will auction off many of the items seized from Bulger’s California apartment after his arrest two years ago, The Boston Globe reported Saturday. Authorities say the profits will be split among the families of those who were killed by Bulger.
It’s not clear how long “Whitey” Bulger will stay at the administrative facility.
Bulger’s lawyers have said he believes his trial was a “sham” because he wasn’t allow to use his immunity defense.
The 84-year-old South Boston crime boss will almost certainly spend the rest of his life behind bars. Judge Denise Casper will formally impose his sentence Thursday.
James “Whitey” Bulger put up no fight at his sentencing, opting not to speak himself.
A prosecutor called James “Whitey” Bulger a “little sociopath” Wednesday as he urged a judge to sentence the infamous South Boston gangster to life in prison, but Bulger himself declined to speak.
In their sentencing memo, prosecutors said Bulger has “no redeeming qualities” and there are “no mitigating factors” to argue for a sentence less than life.
The Massachusetts medical examiner’s office says cyanide poisoning killed an alleged extortion victim of James “Whitey” Bulger who had hoped to testify at Bulger’s trial.
The Davises want a special investigator to look into money and other property connected to James “Whitey” Bulger and his associates, so those assets can be distributed to victims.
The forfeiture order federal prosecutors requested would allow them to seize property worth up to $25.1 million.
Documents show that the cost of Bulger’s court-appointed defense will be well over $2.5 million.
Prosecutors have asked a judge to allow victim impact statements from family members of all 19 people mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was accused of killing, even though Bulger wasn’t convicted in all those deaths.
Bulger was convicted Monday in 11 killings. He has never been charged with murder in a Massachusetts court.