Girlfriend of ‘Whitey’ Bulger Sentenced

Catherine Greig, the girlfriend of mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday following a guilty plea she entered in March. Greig will serve time on charges of conspiracy to harbor a fugitive (Bulger), identity fraud, and conspiracy to commit identity fraud. The 61-year-old Greig showed no emotion when District Judge Douglas Woodlock handed down her sentence in a Boston courtroom. Greig helped Bulger stay on the run for 16 years, Judge Woodlock said Greig’s sentence is a “price to be paid” for her choices. Greig was also fined $150,000. She had a stash of 30 weapons along with Bulger when they were found a year again in Santa Monica, Calif.