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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Judge sentences Whitey Bulger's girlfriend to 8 years in prison

A US judge sentenced the girlfriend of reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger to eight years in prison yesterday for her role in helping him evade arrest for 16 years.
Judge Douglas Woodlock also imposed on Catherine Greig a $150,000 fine and ordered her to serve three years of supervised release once she is out of prison.
Rather than face trial Greig (61) pleaded guilty in March to charges of conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, conspiracy to commit identity fraud, and identity fraud. Prosecutors had sought 10 years in prison while her attorney had recommended 27 months.
Judge Woodlock told Greig that she had to take responsibility for her own choices made over the many years that Irish-American Mr Bulger was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list.
"We are all responsible for what we do ... we all make choices," Judge Woodlock said.
Greig, in blue prison jumpsuit, briefly nodded at her twin sister, Margaret McCusker, before being led out of the packed courtroom in downtown Boston.
Outside the courtroom, Ms McCusker said merely that she "loves her sister."



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