Bulger girlfriend offers glimpse of her defense - KMOV.com

Bulger girlfriend offers glimpse of her defense

BOSTON (AP) -- A lawyer for James "Whitey" Bulger's longtime girlfriend says she knew nothing about his violent crimes when she fled Boston with him in 1995.

Catherine Greig's lawyer made the argument during a bail hearing Wednesday. Attorney Kevin Reddington portrayed Greig as a gentle woman who was subservient to Bulger.

Prosecutors, however, said Greig willingly left Boston with Bulger, knowing he was about to be indicted on racketeering charges. They said she helped him by filling prescriptions for him using a false name and changing her identity frequently.

Magistrate Judge Jennifer Boal did not immediately rule on whether Greig will be released on bail while awaiting trial on a charge of harboring a fugitive.

Bulger, one of the nation's most wanted fugitives, was sought for his alleged role in 19 murders.

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