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Kin must estimate value of lives lost to Bulger

Families of 19 murder victims have been told by the US Attorney’s office that if they want restitution from James “Whitey” Bulger, they must estimate how much their slain fathers, husbands, sisters, and daughters would have earned if they had lived.

In a letter to the families this month, the US attorney’s office said that when Bulger is sentenced in November, the judge has the authority under the federal restitution law to order the gangster to pay the families of his slain victims for their lost income and funeral-related costs.

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