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Friday, September 30, 2011

Whitey’s girlfriend to go on trial in April

The longtime moll of James “Whitey” Bulger is tentatively scheduled to go on trial April 23 on charges of harboring the former FBI Most Wanted fugitive for 16 years — but federal prosecutors are powering up to hit her with a whole new slew of charges that could keep her in prison for years.
Attorney Kevin Reddington declined to comment today on whether a pending superseding indictment could be retribution for Catherine Greig’s refusal to cooperate with the ongoing investigation into how the 60-year-old Quincy dental hygienist and the 82-year-old mobster managed to elude an international manhunt while openly living as a couple in Santa Monica, Calif.
“The government’s going to do what the government feels it has to do. That’s the way it works, right? That’s why we have juries,” Reddington said at U.S. District Court in Boston, where a perfunctory status hearing on Greig’s case was held before Magistrate Judge Jennifer C. Boal.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack W. Pirozzolo did not say when additional charges might be filed.
Greig, who is being held without bail at a women’s prison in Rhode Island, did not attend. Reddington also declined to say if Greig and Bulger, who remains in solitary confinement at the Plymouth County House of Correction awaiting trial for the murders of 19 men and women, have been able to write to each other.
Boal is still considering Greig’s request to be released on a GPS bracelet to live with her twin sister, Margaret McCusker, in South Boston.
McCusker left the courthouse today without commenting. Reddington said Greig is “a very strong woman, a wonderful client and a very, very nice person.”



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