Monday, June 25, 2012
The trial date in the case against James "Whitey" Bulger has been pushed back from November to March of 2013, according to media reports.
Lawyers for James "Whitey" Bulger said in a court filing Monday that the alleged mobster had an immunity deal with the government, and therefore charges against him should be dropped, according to media reports. According to Boston.com, Monday's court filing says Bulger struck a deal with the Department of Justice in the 1970s and "the immunity agreement fully protects the defendant from prosecution for all of the crimes currently under indictment." Bulger, who was a fugitive for 16 years, is charged with being connected to 19 murders, in addition to other charges. On Monday, Bulger's lawyers also said that the judge in the trial, U.S. District Judge Richard A. Stearns, should recuse himself because he was a former federal prosecutor, …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A day after 61-year-old Catherine Greig received an 8-year prison sentence, her lawyer filed an appeal.
A day after Catherine Greig, the longtime companion of reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, was sentenced to eight years in prison, her lawyer filed an appeal in U.S. District Court in Boston. Greig pleaded guilty in March to to harboring a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit identity fraud. Her lawyer, Kevin Reddington, had sought a sentence of 27 months, while the government recommended 10 years in prison. Reddington said that Greig could be released in 5 1/2 years, including credit for time she has spent awaiting trial and possibly good-behavoir time earned, according to the Boston Globe. Greig is being held at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, R.I. Reddington said Tuesday that Greig did not …
US District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock allowed relatives of some of James "Whitey" Bulger's alleged victims to speak at the sentencing of Catherine Greig, Bulger's longtime companion.
One witness characterized Catherine Greig as a “cold-hearted criminal.” One labeled her as an enabler, while another said she was a willing partner and co-conspirator in the 16-year flight from justice of her longtime boyfriend, reputed Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger. Greig was sentenced to eight years in federal prison just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse in South Boston for her role in helping Bulger evade capture for the past 16 years. Bulger, whose two-plus decades at the helm of the Winter Hill Gang left a bloody legacy across the city, was, for 12 years, preceded only by Osama Bin Laden on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock allowed family …
Monday, June 11, 2012
James "Whitey" Bulger's longtime companion to be sentenced in federal court tomorrow.
In response to the government's recommendation that James "Whitey" Bulger's longtime companion, Catherine Greig, spend the next 10 years in prison for helping him elude capture, her attorney asked for a sentence of 27 months. "Vengence and pride may drive the government's sentence recommendation of ten years," Greig's lawyer, Kevin Reddington, wrote in an often-colorful 8-page memorandum filed in U.S. District Court in Boston today. But the government's recommendation far exceeds the Probation Department's sentencing guidelines of 27 to 33 months, he wrote. Greig, 61, is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday. She faces up to five years in prison for each of her offenses. In pleading guilty in March to harboring a fugitive, identity fraud and…
Friday, June 8, 2012
In a memorandum filed today, federal prosecutors said alleged mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's longtime girlfriend committed the worse case of harboring they'd seen.
Federal prosecutors today recommended a sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $150,000 and a period of supervised release for three years for Catherine Greig, longtime companion of reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger. She pleaded guilty March 14 to helping him elude capture. "This is no garden variety harboring case. It is the most extreme case of harboring this District has seen," U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz wrote in her 36-page sentencing memorandum, filed today in U.S. District Court in Boston. "Knowing full well that Bulger was wanted for very serious crimes and having ample opportunity to walk away at any time, Greig not only concealed Bulger from law enforcement but did, herself, commit multiple additional felonies in order to …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Catherine Greig admitted to harboring a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit identity fraud.
Catherine Greig, longtime girlfriend to reputed Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, pleaded guilty in federal court this afternoon to conspiracty to harbor a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit identity fraud. In pleading guilty, Greig admitted to having a close personal relationship with Bulger, fleeing from the Boston area with him in 1995 and assisting him while he hid from authorities for 16 years. Greig admitted to using false identities to conceal herself during her time in hiding. Bulger and Greig were ultimately arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., on June 22, 2011. According to the Boston.com, as part of her agreement for pleading guilty, prosecutors will not call on Gerig to testify against Bulger, the reputed head …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Grieg faces up to five years in prison on charges of harboring a fugitive.
The girlfriend of alleged mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, Catherine Greig, may plead guilty, according to New England Cable News and other media outlets. Greig is accused of harboring Bulger during his 16 years in hiding, when he was one of the FBI's top ten fugitives. According to reports, Steve Davis, brother of Debbie Davis, who was murdered in 1981 (one of 19 people Bulger is accused of murdering), said he was contacted by prosecutors Friday about the possibility that Greig may change her plea. In August, she pleaded not guilty to charges of harboring a fugitive. Greig is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. She faces up to five years in prison for the charges brought against her. Judge Denies Bail Request for Catherine Greig Greig's…
Monday, February 13, 2012
Alleged mobster charged with 19 murders.
A federal court judge has set the trial date for alleged mobster James "Whitey" Bulger for Nov. 5. Bulger is charged with 19 murders. In federal court Monday, Bulger's lawyers had argued that they need another year to prepare but their arguments were rejected. Prosecutors say that Bulger, 82 is trying to bide his time by delaying the trial. After setting the trial date U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler set a status hearing for March 19. Read more about the case here:
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Lawyer says it would depend on whether further charges are brought against her.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Alleged mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's longtime companion could face additional charges in either Boston or California.