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BOSTON – The woman who spent 16 years on the run with Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger pleaded guilty Wednesday to a criminal contempt charge for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating whether other people helped him as a fugitive.
Catherine Greig, 64, entered her plea in U.S. District Court in Boston without having any agreement or sentencing recommendation from prosecutors. Greig is already serving an eight-year prison term for helping Bulger while he was on the lam.
Greig did not flinch when Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV told her that because there is no maximum penalty for the contempt charge, he could sentence her to any term, including up to life in prison.
When prosecutor Mary Murrane told Saylor that Greig had refused to testify despite a judge's order and grant of immunity, Greig made a point of noting that she had not asked for immunity.
After the hearing, Greig's lawyer, Keven Reddington, said she did not invoke her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, but instead refused to testify at all before the grand jury.
"Yeah, she loved him and still does," Reddington said.
originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: ReadLeader
Meh. You know the difference between mobsters and politicians? What politicians do is legal and they kill far more people by proxy.