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Whitey Bulger's $822,000 To Be Given To Victims' Families

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are preparing to distribute nearly $822,000 seized from former crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger to the families of his murder victims and people he extorted.

Prosecutors filed documents in federal court on Tuesday indicating that Bulger's cash, guns, jewelry and other items are in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service in preparation for a final forfeiture order.

They were taken from Bulger's California apartment.

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Whitey Bulger as he was arrested by the FBI, June 22, 2011. (Photo courtesy: 60 Minutes-CBS News)

U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz's spokeswoman Christina DiIorio-Sterling says prosecutors have been "moving forward" in recent weeks to provide the funds to the families.

The 84-year-old Bulger was sentenced Nov. 14 to life in prison.

He was found guilty in August by a federal jury in 11 killings, along with dozens of other crimes, including shakedowns.

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