Whitey Bulger's Girlfriend Catherine Greig May Plead Guilty

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The brother of one of reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's alleged murder victims says he's been told by a representative for federal prosecutors in Boston that Bulger's girlfriend Catherine Greig is considering pleading guilty to a charge of helping Bulger evade capture. Steven Davis told The Boston Globe a federal victim advocate told him Friday that Greig's lawyers indicated she's considering pleading guilty without a plea bargain and prosecutors asked victims' relatives to meet with them Monday.

WCVB-TV in Boston first reported Davis' comments that Greig was considering a plea deal.

Messages were left Friday for Greig's attorney, the U.S. attorney's office, and Davis.

Greig has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, which carries a maximum prison sentence of five years. Prosecutors said last fall they were considering filing additional charges against her. She has a pretrial hearing scheduled for Wednesday. Her trial is scheduled for May 7.

Bulger and Greig were captured in June in Santa Monica, Calif., after 16 years on the run. He has pleaded not guilty in connection with 19 killings.

Bulger headed Boston's Winter Hill Gang and was an FBI informant against the rival New England Mafia. Bulger's former FBI handler, John Connolly Jr., was convicted of racketeering for warning Bulger that he was about to be indicted just before Bulger fled Boston in late 1994.

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***Follow Up***

Catherine Greig, 'Whitey' Bulger's Girlfriend, Pays $150,000 Fine For Helping Gangster Avoid Authorities

BAWFERSTON — The woman who helped Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger evade authorities for 16 years has paid a $150,000 fine assessed when she pleaded guilty.
The Boston Globe ( ) reports that federal court records show that Catherine Greig (grehg) made the payment on Friday. http://bo.st/Q5q31J

Greig was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty in June to charges related to the couple's 16 years on the run.

The fine was paid about a week after Greig sold a Quincy, Mass., home she bought in 1986.
Greig is serving her sentence at a low-security federal prison in southern Minnesota, 75 miles south of Minneapolis.

Bulger, the former leader of the notorious Winter Hill Gang and an FBI informant, has pleaded not guilty to charges of participating in 19 murders. He awaits trial.
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