Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sentencing Hearing - James Whitey Bulgers Girlfriend Catherine Greig Faces Sentencing In Federal Court Today - Local News Updates From The Boston Globe - Metro Desk

By Milton J. Valencia as well as Martin Finucane, Globe Staff

US District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock will make loved ones with the sufferers regarding notorious gangster James Whitey Bulger testify currently on the sentencing hearing of his / her girlfriend, Catherine Greig.

Defense lawyer Kevin J. Reddington had sought to avoid the actual emotional testimony of the victims, who wish a daunting phrase to the woman who seem to prosecutors point out ended up being the key actor around a conspiracy which helped Bulger to be able to get away regulation enforcement with regard to 16 years.

Greig, 61, pleaded guilty with March in order to three charges: conspiracy that will have a fugitive, conspiracy to pay out identity fraud, and personality fraud. She faces a greatest of five years behind cafes for every charge including a $250,o00 fine.

Federal probation administrators say Greig faces 27 to thirty-three several weeks throughout living hell under sentencing guidelines, your calculation that Reddington explained with court docket articles precisely represents the girl individual history.

But US Attorney Carmen Ortiz place of work is usually prompting Woodlock to help imprison Greig for 10 years. Relatives in the people Bulger presumably murdered although functioning as an informant for that FBI in addition to a major sorted transgression determine around Boston want her to acquire this maximum, 15 years.

Greig and also Bulger ended up imprisoned last June at this Santa Monica, Calif., condominium when they had been staying since at the least 1996. Bulger, facing a racketeering indictment that alleges he needed part inside nineteen killings, had been on the FBI azines Most Wanted list, plus your dog fled prior to this individual was about to often be billed throughout a great preliminary indictment with 1994, after appearing tipped away from with a dodgy FBI handler.

He features pleaded not guilty that will almost all fees which is slated to go to test around November.

Greig, a dentistry hygienist by operate whom joined Bulger in 1995, pleaded guilty with March to be able to serving your ex boyfriend stay on the particular lam, simply by management workout extramarital affairs like compensating costs as well as rent. She additionally introduced him on the doctor, along with prosecutors have got labeled the woman's their partner about the run.

Steve Davis, the particular brother of alleged Bulger victim Debra Davis, possesses called Greig wicked plus would like to tackle Woodlock today.

(Globe media reporter John R. Ellement contributed to the current report.) John R. Ellement may be achieved with ellement@globe.com.

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