Greig contacted family while hiding with Bulger
BOSTON -- Prosecutors said Catherine Greig, James “Whitey” Bulger’s longtime girlfriend, had hair appointments and plastic surgery while she was on the run.
Prosecutors said Greig walked into a Santa Monica, Calif. supermarket, picked up medication at the pharmacy and then walked out. The video is the first glimpse people have of Greig outside of her numerous wanted photos as the girlfriend of James “Whitey” Bulger.
Greig’s twin sister, Margaret McCusker, went to Federal Court on Monday hoping collateral from both their homes would convince the judge to let Greig out on bail.
Instead, the two-hour hearing was a chance for the prosecution to show the judge that Greig not only knowing went with Bulger, but family members helped.
An FBI agent testified that McCusker dropped her sister off before she went with Bulger in 1995. The agent added that Greig left Boston with McCusker’s driver’s license. There were also several phone calls between McCusker and Greig.
The agent told the judge that Bulger and Greig first went to Louisiana posing as Tom and Helen Baxter from New York - those would be one of more than a dozen fake IDs the two allegedly used while on the run.
From Louisiana, the duo went to Chicago and then New York. The FBI agent said there were safety deposit boxes in Florida, Dublin and London with Bulger’s brothers’ names as contacts.
The family members of Bulger’s alleged victims said Greig wasn’t held captive for 16 years, she was an accomplice.
The evidence brought up on Monday in court is more reason why she should remain behind bars, according to the alleged victim’s families.
“Why should she get a break?” said Tommy Donahue, an alleged victim’s son. “She's been on run 16 years. She’s been in jail a few weeks and already get out? I don’t think… it’s joke if she gets out.”
The judge said the hearing lasted longer than she expected. Court will resume on Wednesday.
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