Bulger ordered to pay $6M to slain man’s family

Ponca City Now - December 17, 2013 6:39 am

BOSTON (AP) – Imprisoned former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger has been ordered to pay $6 million to the family of a slain Oklahoma businessman, although it’s unclear whether they’ll ever see the money.

The Boston Globe reports U.S. District Judge Denise J. Casper in Boston ruled on Friday that Bulger must pay the family of Roger Wheeler, who was shot to death outside his country club in Tulsa, Okla., in 1981.

Bulger was found guilty in the killings of Wheeler and 10 others this year and sentenced to two life terms. He was ordered during his sentencing to pay $19.5 million in restitution to victims’ families and forfeit $25 million to the government.

Investigators found $822,000 in cash stashed his apartment walls when he was caught in Santa Monica, Calif.

 

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