Red Bank, NJ — Following reports that a movie depicting the life of deceased ex-mobster and convicted hit man Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski is currently in production, Senator Jennifer Beck (R- Monmouth) is calling on New Jersey's Victims of Crime Compensation Office (VCCO) to take action to ensure that Mr. Kuklinski's estate derives no financial benefit from the film.

"New Jersey's 'Son of Sam Law' requires that the VCCO be notified when a convict stands to profit from his or her criminal acts so as to divert the proceeds to victims and their families through civil action," said Beck. "It would be highly inappropriate for anyone other than the victims to profit from financial compensation to Mr. Kuklinski's estate. If any such payments are scheduled, the VCCO must act as it always has to ensure appropriate compensation to the victims of Mr. Kuklinski's crimes."

Richard Kuklinski died in 2006 while serving two life sentences for murder at Trenton State Penitentiary. The Associated Press reports that filming of the movie is underway in Louisiana.

The VCCO is empowered to file civil proceedings on behalf of victims to prevent convicted criminals from profiting from their crimes through book deals, movies, and other means. Proceeds from said civil actions are diverted to the victims of the criminal in question and/or their families.