United States to Auction James “Whitey” Bulger Possessions
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Auction to be held at Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in June
BOSTON – The U.S. Marshals Service will auction items belonging to James “Whitey” Bulger and Catherine Greig on June 24-26th at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. U.S. Marshal John Gibbons and U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz made the announcement today.
“The U.S. Marshals Service will execute the order signed by Judge Casper. Our goal is to maximize the proceeds of the auction to compensate the victims of Bulger’s brutal crimes,” said Marshal Gibbons.
“We are pleased that we will soon be auctioning a significant portion of Bulger's and Greig's personal possessions, which will mark another milestone in the course of their successful prosecutions,” said U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz. “Although the proceeds we obtain will never be enough to make up for the harm the victims and their families have suffered, it is our hope that this process and the restitution we will be able to distribute as a result of the auction will give some relief to the victims and families in this case."
Pursuant to a court order signed today by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper, the U.S. Marshals Service will be conducting a sale of the forfeited items of James Bulger and Catherine Greig.
The U.S. Marshals entered into an agreement with the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to host the auction, which will include items seized from the couple’s Santa Monica apartment, and other possessions in the government’s custody. The auction will be open to the public and the items will be available simultaneously through an online auction. A list of auction items will be made available at a later date.
Marshal Gibbons, U.S. Attorney Ortiz and the U.S. Marshals Service Asset Forfeiture Division made the announcement today.
Updated April 4, 2016