Two Saturdays from now, June 25, the U.S. Marshals Service will host an auction of imprisoned Boston gangster Whitey Bulger's personal possessions and ill-gotten gains. The proceeds will go to the relatives of the victims of his many, many crimes.
The loot up for bid includes a personal coin collection, a plastic Christmas tree, several rings (including a diamond one Bulger gave to his longtime girlfriend), a rat-shaped pencil holder, clothes, a 40-inch flat-screen TV, and even a boxing mannequin that Bulger would dress up and place in a window of the third-floor apartment he rented in Santa Monica, Calif., while on the lam.
The physical auction will be at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Bulger’s old fiefdom of Southie. Should a would-be bidder be unable to be there, a Texas auction house has arranged a live simulcast. Everything kicks off at a 10 in the morning.