Authorities are preparing to auction belongings that formerly belonged to convicted gangster "Whitey" Bulger, and now photos have been released showing the items up for bid.
On Saturday, June 25, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center will host the Bulger auction with proceeds to be divided between the families of people killed by Bulger or his associates and individuals found to have been extorted by his criminal organization, CBS Boston reported.
The belongings were confiscated from the Santa Monica apartment where Bulger had been living when he was caught in 2011, according to Fox25, which added that an online auction will also start on June 25, but the items can now be viewed on the Gaston and Sheehan auction website by potential buyers looking to browse.
Up for auction is Bulger’s Stanley Cup ring, thought to have once been owned by player Chris “Knuckles” Nilan, which was the only ring that Bulger wanted to keep, according to a court filing referenced by CBS Boston.
Also available for bidding will be a wooden crucifix starting at $10, a military shovel starting at $15 and a boxing mannequin starting at $85, Fox25 added.
Bulger, 86, was on the run for 16 years before being convicted of participating in 11 murders, Fox25 reported. He is now serving a life sentence.