Bulger Prison ID Card Sells at Auction for Over $11K
BOSTON — The prison identification card of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger has sold at auction for more than $11,000, drawing condemnation from the widow of one of the crime boss' victims as well as a victim's rights advocate.
Lelands.com says the badge was sold last week to an anonymous private collector.
Mary Callahan, whose husband, John Callahan, was killed on Bulger's orders in 1982, told the Boston Herald the sale was "creepy." The 78-year-old widow says she's trying to get by on a fixed income and could use that kind of money.
Andy Kahan said the sale of so-called "murderabilia" is a burgeoning business. He called it "revolting and disgusting" that items that belonged to people convicted of killing someone can be sold through a third party for profit.