Bulger Companion Won't Cooperate With Authorities

By The Associated Press

Aug. 18, 2011

BOSTON — The longtime girlfriend of reputed Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger has pleaded not guilty to helping him elude authorities during his 16 years as a fugitive.

Catherine Greig entered her not guilty plea Thursday in a brief appearance in federal court in Boston. She also waived a reading of the indictment.

She was indicted last week on a charge of conspiracy to harbor and conceal a fugitive, a crime that carries a maximum sentence of five years.

The 60-year-old Greig has been held since she and Bulger were captured in June in Santa Monica, Calif.

Bulger has pleaded not guilty to participating in 19 murders.

Greig's lawyer has described her as a subservient woman who was in love. He says he plans to request bail in the future.

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