By Allan Lengel
A Massachusetts judge has ordered two infamous Boston mobsters — James “Whitey” Bulger and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi — to each pay $15 million to the family of 26-year-old Debra Davis after finding the duo liable for her 1981 murder, according to press reports.
Norfolk Superior Judge Patrick Brady also ordered, as part of the lawsuit, that Flemmi pay another $3 million for molesting the woman’s younger sister, and another $500,000 for intentionally inflicting emotional distress on the woman’s mother, the Boston Globe reported.  The sister and mother have both died.
It all may sound good, but the judgment in the lawsuit may end up being symbolic. In other words, collecting the money may be next to impossible. Bulger has been on the lam for years, and Flemmi is serving a life sentence in prison for 10 murders.
Of the two mobsters, Bulger, 80, is more likely to have the cash. But no one can find him. He remains on the the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive list.
The Davis lawyer told the Boston Globe that it was unclear whether the two mobsters had the assets to pay up.