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Prosecutors demand Bulger forfeit $25m in assets

Federal prosecutors urged a judge Friday to order James “Whitey” Bulger to forfeit nearly $25.2 million to the government, contending that is a conservative estimate of how much the gangster raked in from drug trafficking and extorting people at gunpoint over several decades.

The order would force Bulger, 84, to turn over all his assets to satisfy the judgment, including the $822,000 in cash seized from his California apartment when he was captured and any profits he might attempt to make by selling his life story. It will also probably pave the way for a battle over the money between the government and Bulger’s victims, including some who won civil judgments against him and have yet to collect.

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