Report: 'Whitey' Bulger's girlfriend sentenced to 8 years
Catherine Greig, longtime partner of fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger, iwas sentenced Tuesday in Boston.
June 12th, 2012
02:13 PM ET

Report: 'Whitey' Bulger's girlfriend sentenced to 8 years

The girlfriend of James "Whitey" Bulger was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Tuesday for identity fraud and helping the reputed mob boss avoid capture for 16 years, CNN affiliate WCVB-TV reported.

Catherine Greig, who prosecutors said was Bulger's partner in avoiding capture, also must pay a $150,000 fine, U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock ruled, according to WCVB.

Bulger and Greig were captured at their Santa Monica, California, apartment a year ago. He faces trial later this year in connection with 19 slayings allegedly committed in South Boston during the 1970s and '80s.

Prosecutors say Bulger, who is being held without bail, was the head of a South Boston Irish gang before he fled an impending racketeering indictment in 1995. He evaded law enforcement for 16 years before he and Greig were arrested.

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  1. cutedog2

    The things we do for love.

    June 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. PorkNBeans

    She's a good woman.
    Hard to find these days.

    June 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. HIDE BEHINDp

    Whatever propertys they had will of course of been seized and all the judge is doing is to make sure that the court gets its cut before rest of it gets lost in other fed bureaucracy.

    June 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. tracy

    why is she getting 8 years ? jeez

    June 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. 1olddude

    Excellent point!! and don't look for her to pay once she's out. these "fines" are simply ridiculous, in that everyone involved knows they'll never be paid, but it makes for great press for the Govt.

    June 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. taxpayer

    great, 8 years for helping the fbi's most wanted person. no wonder we have so much crime – it pays.

    as for the morons that don't think she has the $150k – you clearly can't think in the first place. it's over for america.

    June 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jk

    If she is rich she should not be arrested because of her potential as a "job Creator"

    June 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. rick lipschs

    The Feds stole a few hundred grand out of the walls of the apartment they were in. She looks like a man
    What are the Feds going to do with their STOLEN LOOT?

    June 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Another mobster moll bites the dust....

    June 12, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Superman

    Another thug down the drain turn on the garbage disposal

    June 13, 2012 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  11. devans

    Just a thought, wonder if any of their work was for some of the banksters, who seem to all be geting away with most of their crimes?

    June 13, 2012 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |