Before the jury entered the courtroom, Bulger's attorney J.W. Carney said the reputed mobster would be willing to surrender the $822,198 to the families of Brian Halloran and Michael Donahue.
The Halloran and Donahue families had been awarded a combined $8.5 million in 2007 after a judge ruled the FBI was responsible for the deaths of the men. The judgment was overturned in 2011 by the 1st U.S. Circuit Court after the court found the lawsuits were filed after the statute of limitations had run out.
Tommy Donahue, Michael Donahue's son, became emotional at the gesture.
Bulger won't testify in his own defense at his racketeering trial, but he says the decision is "involuntary."
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