Boston mobster 'Whitey' Bulger's longtime love pleads guilty to contempt

BOSTON - The woman who spent 16 years on the run with Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has pleaded guilty to a criminal contempt charge for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating whether other people helped Bulger as a fugitive.

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Sixty-four-year-old Catherine Greig pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Boston.

She is scheduled to be sentenced April 28. The criminal contempt charge has no fixed maximum penalty.

Greig already is serving an eight-year prison term for helping Bulger avoid capture. She was indicted on the contempt charge in September.

Bulger fled Boston in late 1994 and remained a fugitive until he and Greig were captured in Santa Monica, California, in 2011.

Bulger was convicted in 2013 in a sweeping racketeering indictment. He is serving a life sentence.



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