The Latest: Judge: Bulger's girlfriend had 'twisted' loyalty

AP News
|
Posted: Apr 28, 2016 5:37 PM
The Latest: Judge: Bulger's girlfriend had 'twisted' loyalty

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the sentence of the Catherine Greig, the longtime girlfriend of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (all times local):

5:20 p.m.

The judge who sentenced the girlfriend of James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur) to another 21 months in prison for refusing to testify before a grand jury says Catherine Greig (grehg) had a "twisted" kind of loyalty to the Boston gangster.

Judge Dennis Saylor IV called Greig "defiant" and "unapologetic." He rejected her lawyer's argument that her only crime was falling in love with Bulger.

The judge called Bulger a "serial murderer" and said it's "hard to imagine a less worthy object of affection than Bulger."

Bulger is serving two life sentences on racketeering charges, including his role in 11 murders. He has denied the crimes.

Greig's lawyer says Greig does not believe Bulger committed all the crimes he was convicted of in 2013.

___

4:10 p.m.

The longtime girlfriend of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur) has been sentenced to an additional 21 months in prison for refusing to testify whether other people helped him while he was a fugitive.

Catherine Greig (grehg) already is serving an eight-year prison term for helping Bulger evade capture during the couple's 16 years on the run. They were captured in Santa Monica, California, in 2011.

Federal prosecutors had asked the judge to add just over three years to Greig's prison time for her conviction on a criminal contempt charge. Her lawyer asked for leniency, saying she shouldn't get any more than six months.

The 86-year-old Bulger is serving a life sentence after being convicted in 2013 for his role in 11 murders. He has denied involvement in the crimes.

___

12:30 a.m.

Prosecutors will ask a federal judge to sentence the longtime girlfriend of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur) to three more years in prison for refusing to testify about whether anyone else helped Bulger after he fled the city.

Catherine Greig (grehg) already is serving an eight-year sentence for helping Bulger during his 16 years on the run. They were captured in Santa Monica, California, in 2011.

Greig is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to a criminal contempt charge for refusing to testify before a grand jury.

Her lawyer argues that no more than six months should be added to her sentence.

The 86-year-old Bulger was convicted in 2013 for playing a role in 11 murders. He's serving a life sentence.