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      Bulger belongings could land on auction block

      BOSTON (AP) -- Convicted former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger could soon see some of his jewelry, clothes and other belongings on the auction block.

      The Boston Globe reported Saturday that the U.S. Marshals Service will auction off some items seized from Bulger's California apartment after his arrest two years ago. Authorities say the profits would be split among the families of those who were murdered by Bulger.

      Federal prosecutors told the Globe that the items belonging to Bulger and his girlfriend are in storage and are being appraised. Officials believe one of the highest-value items is a claddagh ring estimated to be worth $48,000.

      The 84-year-old Bulger was sentenced earlier this month to life in prison. He was found guilty in August by a federal jury in 11 of the 19 killings he was accused of, and other crimes. He is appealing the conviction.

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