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Friday, March 23, 2012

Judge locks up Catherine Greig’s finances

A federal judge has put the savings and Quincy home of mobster James “Whitey” Bulger’s moll, Catherine Greig, in lockdown to keep them from being depleted and sold off before she’s sentenced for helping her 82-year-old boyfriend evade law enforcement for 16 years.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office reported in court filings that Greig’s 60-year-old twin, Margaret McCusker, using her power of attorney, had emptied out the $134,545 balance of her sister’s Eastern Bank account in December, six months after the fugitive flames were captured in California, and transferred the money to another institution. However, prosecutors said, only $115,500 remains.
Yesterday’s order by U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock also prevents McCusker from selling her South Boston home.
Neither McCusker nor Greig’s attorney Kevin Reddington responded to requests for comment.
Both Woodlock and prosecutors want to be certain that if Greig is slapped with up to $750,000 in fines when she’s sentenced June 12 for committing identity fraud to help Bulger stay on the lam that there are sufficient financial assets to satisfy the penalties.
Greig pleaded guilty to the charges last week and could face as much as 15 years in prison. Bulger is slated to go on trial in November.



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