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Victims' relatives, from left, Stephen Davis, Tom Donahue and Chris McIntyre read statements during Catherine Greig's bail hearing Wednesday in Boston court. (Margaret Small for WBUR)
Victims' relatives, from left, Stephen Davis, Tom Donahue and Chris McIntyre read statements during Catherine Greig's bail hearing Wednesday in Boston court. (Margaret Small for WBUR)

The case of alleged mobster Whitey Bulger is fascinating, sensational and complex.  And this week provided more evidence of all of the above.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jennifer Boal is wrestling with the question of whether or not to release the long-time girlfriend of alleged mobster James "Whitey" Bulger.  Catherine Greig, who spent 16 years on the lam with Bulger, is charged with harboring a fugitive.

In court Wednesday,  Judge Boal allowed the family members of Bulger's alleged victims to testify against Greig to make the case that she should not be released.

It was an unusual and controversial move by Judge Boal.  And the insistence by government prosecutors that the family members testify could end up hurting their case.

Guest:

  • Allison Burroughs, attorney, Nutter McClennan and Fish

This segment aired on July 14, 2011.

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