Feds say Mass. mobster Bulger's girlfriend lied

AP News
Posted: Nov 22, 2011 10:30 PM
Feds say Mass. mobster Bulger's girlfriend lied

Federal prosecutors say the girlfriend of former Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur) should not be released on bail because she lied about her wealth, including a secret bank account "with a substantial balance."

Catherine Greig (grehg) is charged with conspiracy to harbor a fugitive by helping Bulger evade capture for more than 16 years. Bulger is accused of participating in 19 murders. They were caught in Santa Monica, Calif., in June. They have pleaded not guilty.

On Nov. 4, a judge said Greig had shown a willingness to leave home and family when she fled with Bulger in 1995.

Prosecutors argue in court documents filed Tuesday that Greig has failed to provide a sworn statement showing her wealth, preventing court officials from determining a forfeiture amount that would assure she meets bail conditions.