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Whitey Bulger's Girlfriend Faces Arraignment

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The longtime girlfriend of reputed Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger is set to be arraigned for allegedly helping him elude authorities during 16 years as a fugitive.

Catherine Greig was indicted last week on a charge of conspiracy to harbor and conceal a fugitive, a crime that carries a maximum sentenced of five years. She is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in U.S. District Court.

The 60-year-old Greig has been held since she and Bulger were captured in June in Santa Monica, Calif.

Bulger has pleaded not guilty to participating in 19 murders while he was also an FBI informant against rival mobsters.

Greig's lawyer has described her as a subservient woman who was in love with Bulger and unaware of the extent of his alleged crimes when she fled with him.

This program aired on August 18, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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