Support the news

Feds: Bulger Girlfriend Lied To Authorities

This article is more than 8 years old.

Prosecutors say the longtime girlfriend of former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger should be denied bail because she has lied to federal authorities.

Court documents filed Wednesday say Catherine Greig told Pretrial Services last month in a bid for bail that she had no contact with family or friends in Boston during her 16 years on the run with Bulger, when she'd spoken with her sister and a friend several times.

Prosecutors also say Greig said she'd never left the U.S. during her time on the lam, but later said she and Bulger went to Mexico.

Greig has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to harbor and conceal a fugitive. She and Bulger were arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., in June. Her lawyer says she's not a flight risk.

This program aired on October 13, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news