Notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger won’t fight to keep $822,000 that was found stashed in the walls of his Santa Monica, Calif., apartment when he was finally arrested in 2011. But he will keep a Stanley Cup ring that someone gave him as a gift, according to court documents.
Bulger made the concession in a court document released today even as a jury continued to deliberate in the sweeping federal racketeering case against him.
Bulger will also give up guns, ammunition, and knives, and other items seized from the Santa Monica apartment.
“The defendant elects to have the forfeitability of this specific property decided by the Court,” said the filing, signed by Bulger, prosecutors, and US District Judge Denise J. Casper.
But the document also said, “The parties have agreed to exclude a Stanley Cup ring, which the defendant contends was a gift to him by a third-party.”
You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month
Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.
- High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
- Convenient access across all of your devices
- Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
- Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
- Less than 25¢ a week