Greig pleads guilty to aiding Bulger
BOSTON (WHDH) -- James “Whitey” Bulger’s longtime girlfriend has pleaded guilty to helping Bulger elude authorities during their 16 years on the run.
Greig, 60, pleaded guilty three felony charges on Wednesday; conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit identity fraud.
Greig agreed in court that she used various false identities to keep Bulger safe. Greig did not agree to testify in the plea bargain deal, but the judge warned her that she could be compelled to testify.
The FBI arrested Bulger and Greig at a rent-controlled Santa Monica, Calif. apartment last June.
The U.S. Attorney says it is a just deal, but families of Bulger’s alleged victims say Greig does not deserve leniency.
“And I hope that from the proceedings you also understood that there was no deal -- certainly no sweetheart deal. I want the record to stand that at no time did we compromise our ability to make a sentencing recommendation,” said U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz.
“She’s cold. She’s real cold. I don’t believe anything she’s doing and I don’t think anyone else does. She knew exactly what she was doing from the day she got in the car with him and took off to California,” said Steven Davis, brother of an alleged Bulger victim.
Greig faces up to five years in federal prison for each count, a maximum of 15 years, but she could face as little as 2 months. The sentencing is scheduled for June 12.
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