Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A day after 61-year-old Catherine Greig received an 8-year prison sentence, her lawyer filed an appeal.
A day after Catherine Greig, the longtime companion of reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, was sentenced to eight years in prison, her lawyer filed an appeal in U.S. District Court in Boston. Greig pleaded guilty in March to to harboring a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit identity fraud. Her lawyer, Kevin Reddington, had sought a sentence of 27 months, while the government recommended 10 years in prison. Reddington said that Greig could be released in 5 1/2 years, including credit for time she has spent awaiting trial and possibly good-behavoir time earned, according to the Boston Globe. Greig is being held at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, R.I. Reddington said Tuesday that Greig did not …
US District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock allowed relatives of some of James "Whitey" Bulger's alleged victims to speak at the sentencing of Catherine Greig, Bulger's longtime companion.
One witness characterized Catherine Greig as a “cold-hearted criminal.” One labeled her as an enabler, while another said she was a willing partner and co-conspirator in the 16-year flight from justice of her longtime boyfriend, reputed Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger. Greig was sentenced to eight years in federal prison just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse on the South Boston Waterfront for her role in helping Bulger evade capture for the past 16 years. Bulger, whose two-plus decades at the helm of the Winter Hill Gang left a bloody legacy across the city, was, for 12 years, preceded only by Osama Bin Laden on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Greig faces a long sentence for her role in James "Whitey" Bulger's flight from authorities.
Catherine Greig, girlfrend of reputed Boston mobster and fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger, will spend the next eight years in prison. Federal Judge Douglas Woodlock passed down with the sentence just before 2 p.m. Tuesday. The sentence is close to the 10 years prosecuters requested. Greig's attorney, Kevin Reddington, had asked for a 27-month sentence. Woodlock also ordered Greig to pay a $150,000 fine. The judgment came down after a morning of emotional—sometimes anguishing—testiomy from family members of Bulger's alleged victims. Members from five families were allowed to speak as part of the hearing today. Greig, 61, was captured last year in Santa Monica, Calif. after 16 years on the lam with Bulger, her longtime companion. Bulger, a …
Monday, June 11, 2012
James "Whitey" Bulger's longtime companion to be sentenced in federal court tomorrow.
In response to the government's recommendation that James "Whitey" Bulger's longtime companion, Catherine Greig, spend the next 10 years in prison for helping him elude capture, her attorney asked for a sentence of 27 months. "Vengence and pride may drive the government's sentence recommendation of ten years," Greig's lawyer, Kevin Reddington, wrote in an often-colorful 8-page memorandum filed in U.S. District Court in Boston today. But the government's recommendation far exceeds the Probation Department's sentencing guidelines of 27 to 33 months, he wrote. Greig, 61, is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday. She faces up to five years in prison for each of her offenses. In pleading guilty in March to harboring a fugitive, identity fraud and …
Friday, June 8, 2012
In a memorandum filed today, federal prosecutors said alleged mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's longtime girlfriend committed the worse case of harboring they'd seen.
Federal prosecutors today recommended a sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $150,000 and a period of supervised release for three years for Catherine Greig, longtime companion of reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger. She pleaded guilty March 14 to helping him elude capture. "This is no garden variety harboring case. It is the most extreme case of harboring this District has seen," U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz wrote in her 36-page sentencing memorandum, filed today in U.S. District Court in Boston. "Knowing full well that Bulger was wanted for very serious crimes and having ample opportunity to walk away at any time, Greig not only concealed Bulger from law enforcement but did, herself, commit multiple additional felonies in order to …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
A prime Teele Square parcel goes on the market, an elite soccer team comes to Somerville and other top stories from this week.
Site of October's Teele Square fire goes on the market A nasty October fire destroyed a building in Teele Square, and now the parcel is on the market. There's no asking price, and prospective buyers are asked to make offers by April 3. Affordable housing proposal in Union Square causes debate The Somerville Community Corporation presented plan designs Monday for the development of 40 units of affordable housing in the old Boys & Girls Club building in Union Square. The proposal has caused a stir, with advocates of the project saying Somerville needs more affordable housing and opponents, many of them neighbors, saying the project is not right for the area. The discussion has exposed deep differences in how residents view the city, and we …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Catherine Greig admitted to harboring a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit identity fraud.
Catherine Greig, longtime girlfriend to reputed Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, pleaded guilty in federal court this afternoon to conspiracty to harbor a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit identity fraud. In pleading guilty, Greig admitted to having a close personal relationship with Bulger, fleeing from the Boston area with him in 1995 and assisting him while he hid from authorities for 16 years. Greig admitted to using false identities to conceal herself during her time in hiding. Bulger and Greig were ultimately arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., on June 22, 2011. According to the Boston.com, as part of her agreement for pleading guilty, prosecutors will not call on Gerig to testify against Bulger, the reputed head …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Prosecutors filed a superseding information in federal court Monday in anticipation of a guilty plea from Catherine Greig, who is charged with harboring a fugitive and identity fraud.
Catherine Greig, James "Whitey" Bulger's longtime girlfriend, has agreed to plead guilty to three federal charges, according to court filings. Greig admitted to possessing stolen identities and helping harbor the organized crime figurehead from law enforcement from 1995 to 2011, according to a filing submitted Monday afternoon and signed by Greig (Read Greig's Statement Here). The Boston Globe reports that Greig met with prosecutors to discuss a plea deal Monday, and it was expected to be announced in a court appearance Wednesday. Prosecutors filed a 19-page document Monday afternoon outlining charges of harboring a fugitive, conspiracy to commit identity fraud and identity fraud, charges that stem from the 16 years Greig spent with Bulger…
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Nothing is to stop Grieg from leaving again, judge says.
A federal magistrate judge Friday denied Catherine Greig's motion to be released on bail, deeming Grieg a high flight risk. "She owns a home in Massachusetts and has a sister in Massachusetts as well, but she walked away from both sixteen years ago when she left Massachusetts with Bulger, demonstrating a willingness to leave everything and everyone behind," U.S. Magistrate Judge Jennifer C. Boal wrote. Greig, 60, has been held without bail since she and her longtime companion, alleged mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, were captured in Santa Monica, Calif., on June 22. Bulger, 81, is charged with 19 murders. Her trial date was rescheduled last month from April 23 to May 7.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Anna Bjornsdottir, former Miss Iceland, lived near Bulger and Greig in California.