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The mother of an ex-mob girlfriend who went missing for two decades is suing two notorious Boston gangland figures for $30 million in damages for the death of her daughter. Olga Davis filed suit in Dedham, Mass., Superior Court on Feb. 21, more than three months after the Nov. 1 murder indictment of Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi in the death of her daughter Debra. Her body was discovered under a railroad trestle in Quincy, Mass., near a former home of Flemmi’s associate, James J. “Whitey” Bulger. The complaint, Davis v. Flemmi, filed by Boston lawyer Robert S. Sinsheimer, alleges wrongful death, and intentional infliction of emotional distress on Olga Davis and upon Michelle Davis, another daughter of Davis, who allegedly was sexually assaulted by Flemmi between 1981 and 1990. Debra Davis had been missing since 1981 when, it’s alleged, she sought to end a decade-long relationship with Flemmi. Flemmi and Bulger then murdered her, the complaint alleges. Flemmi is in jail awaiting trial. Bulger fled the jurisdiction six years ago and is on the FBI’s “10 Most Wanted List.” Davis has been joined by the family of Deborah Hussey, who was allegedly killed by her stepfather, Flemmi, because she planned to expose an affair they were having. Sinsheimer has asked the court to prevent transfer of numerous bank accounts and properties across Massachusetts in which the defendants may have an interest, from cleaners to condominiums to parking spaces. His biggest target is a $14 million Megabucks lottery ticket in which Bulger had a $1.9 million interest before the U.S. initiated forfeiture proceedings in 1995. But Sinsheimer’s effort to reopen forfeiture proceedings against Bulger has run into a roadblock: Asst. U.S. Attorney Richard Hoffman, who filed papers opposing the intervention effort on March 21. In his motion, filed in Boston federal court, Hoffman said Davis has no standing to intervene because she has no vested interest in the lottery ticket, only a potential claim. Besides, Hoffman argued, all claims were foreclosed when the court granted final judgment in 1996. “This money would be our money someday but for the United States has forfeited it,” says Sinsheimer. “We just said we wanted to come to the table.”

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