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Monday, March 12, 2012

Whitey Bulger's girlfriend to plead guilty and avoid testimony


The girlfriend of notorious gangster James "Whitey" Bulger plans to plead guilty this week and will not be forced to testify when she goes on trial for conspiracy to harbor a fugitive and two other charges, The Boston Globe reported.
Catherine Greig, 60, is planning to enter a guilty plea in federal court in Boston on Wednesday, relatives of victims allegedly murdered by Bulger told the paper after meeting with prosecutors.
They said prosecutors also told them that Greig could serve 32 months in prison and would not be forced to testify.
Catherine Greig, the longtime girlfriend of Whitey Bulger. 
 
Greig and Bulger, 82, were arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., last June after nearly 17 years on the run.
Bulger, 82, is accused of 19 murders in Boston dating back to the 1970s. He and Greig went into hiding in 1994 after he discovered he was to be arrested.
Some of the victims' family members were disappointed by the news.
"She helped that guy on the run," Tom Donahue told the paper. His father, Michael Donahue, was killed in 1982 when he gave a ride to a man Bulger allegedly intended to murder.
"We could have had these answers 16 years ago. She's a criminal, she's not a victim. She's a criminal."
 


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