Bulger's girlfriend moves to protect assets
BOSTON -- James "Whitey" Bulger's longtime companion has reportedly moved to protect some of her assets as she awaits trial for allegedly helping the former Boston crime boss evade capture during his 16 years as a fugitive.
The Boston Globe reported on Wednesday that a document filed on Catherine Greig's behalf in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds hands over any share she might own of her family's South Boston home to her sister, Margaret McCusker, for $1.
The home is assessed at $588,100.
The Globe also reported that Greig is seeking to protect her $343,700 home in Quincy against potential creditors by claiming it's covered under the state's Homestead Act.
Greig is charged with harboring and concealing a fugitive. She's currently being held without bail but has asked to be released to the custody of her sister.
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