Doc: Gov't plans to divide Bulger's assets between families - New York News

Doc: Gov't plans to divide Bulger's assets between families of victims

Posted: Updated:

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – The U.S. Government said it doesn't plan to contest the accuracy of any of the restitution claims made by families of James "Whitey" Bulger's extortion and murder victims, but plan to divide Bulger's assets equally between them anyway.

The Government filed a list of claims Friday. In total, the families have asked for $830,010,276 with the family of murder victim Roger Wheeler asking for $810 million.

The figures factor in funeral costs and how much money the victims could have made and contributed to their families.

Debra Davis' family is seeking just under $2 million. Investigators claim Davis was killed after she planned to end her relationship with Bulger's associate, Stephen Flemmi. He brother, Steve, said this isn't about putting a price on grief.

The family of another one of Bulger's alleged victims, Al Plummer, is seeking $380,000 in restitution.

Members of Michael Donahue's family estimated their losses at $2.2 million.

U.S. officials said that after the forfeiture order is issued, they plan to divide any of Bulger's assets equally between the estates of the murder victims with smaller shares going to the families of extortion victims.

Bulger is set to be sentenced next week. He was convicted in August of participating in 11 of 19 killings in his racketeering indictment. The 84-year-old is facing two life sentences plus 5 years in prison.

The families of his victims will be allowed to speak at sentencing.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Giant whale pulled out of Jersey City harbor

    Giant whale pulled out of Jersey City harbor

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:04:35 GMT
    A whale that was found dead earlier this week in New York harbor has been transported to the Caven Point Marine Terminal in Jersey City.
    A whale that was found dead earlier this week in New York harbor has been transported to the Caven Point Marine Terminal in Jersey City.   The United States Army Corps of Engineers successfully extracted the 60 ton giant from the water around on Wednesday. 
  • Driver-less cars, cameras that see beneath vehicles at NY Auto Show

    Driver-less cars, cameras that see beneath vehicles at NY Auto Show

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:23:39 GMT
    The future is here when it comes to vehicles. The auto industry has packed nearly 1,000 automobiles into the Jacob Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side for the 2014 NY Auto Show.   Among the 'must-sees' is a hydrogen-powered vehicle and a prototype with cameras that allow you to see the ground underneath as you drive over it.
    The future is here when it comes to vehicles. The auto industry has packed nearly 1,000 automobiles into the Jacob Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side for the 2014 NY Auto Show.   Among the 'must-sees' is a hydrogen-powered vehicle and a prototype with cameras that allow you to see the ground underneath as you drive over it.
  • German Shepherd called to jury duty

    German Shepherd called to jury duty

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:32:46 GMT
    At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime. Cumberland County has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is IV is a 5-year-old German Shepherd.
    At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime. Cumberland County has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is IV is a 5-year-old German Shepherd.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices