Friday, June 12, 2009

US Ordered to Pay $6.25m to Family in 1976 Mob Killing

Your tax dollars at work. - AC

By Shelley Murphy
Boston Globe
June 12, 2009

After years of legal maneuverings by Justice Department lawyers and a three-day nonjury trial, a federal judge ordered the government to pay $6.25 million to the widow and children of Richard J. Castucci, a Revere nightclub owner whose slaying was orchestrated by two of the FBI's most prized informants, James "Whitey" Bulger and Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi.

Last year, a judge found that the FBI was to blame in the 1976 killing. ...

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