Joe Bruno on the Mob – Bulger’s Moll Catherine Greig Faces More Charges


Well it looks like the Feds are looking to sock it to Whitey Bulger’s gal pal Catherine Grieg. Even though she is facing charges in Boston for harboring a fugitive (Bulger), assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Pirozzolo said prosecutors plan to seek new charges against Greig. And those charges might force the trial to be held in Santa Monica, California, where Bulger and Greig were captured after 16 years on the run.

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Greig’s lawyer, Kevin Reddington, said that if new charges were brought related to the couple’s years in California, he would prefer to have Greig’s trial in Los Angeles. “I think it would be a good place to try the case out there,” Reddington said. “The witnesses are all out there.”

Reddington also said that with new charges, a judge would likely combine the two cases and decide where the trial would be held.

Sure, maybe the witnesses to the days when Greig and Bulger strolled arm-in-arm on the Santa Monica Pier are in California, but all the witnesses against Bulger are in the area around Boston. And hitting Grieg with extra charges (she’s facing five years on the original charge), and distancing herself from Bulger geographically, increases the likelihood that her lawyer might be seeking some kind of deal for his client.

Would a 60-year-old woman want to spend five years, or more in jail, when all she has to do is tell people where Bulger’s money is hidden, and who helped him stay safely on the lam for 16 years? I think it’s safe to assume that Greig and Bulger were not the only ones who knew where Bulger was hiding.

This case gets more interesting by the day.

The article below can be seen at:

 http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/29/whitey-bulgers-longtime-girlfriend-faces-more-charges/

Ex-Crime Boss Whitey Bulger’s Longtime Girlfriend Faces More Charges

A lawyer for the longtime girlfriend of former crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger said Tuesday that he might ask that her trial be held in California if federal prosecutors bring additional charges against her for the time the couple spent living in Santa Monica.

Catherine Greig is charged in Boston with conspiracy to harbor and conceal a fugitive. Prosecutors say she helped Bulger elude authorities during the 16 years the couple spent together after fleeing Boston. They were captured in Santa Monica in June and have pleaded not guilty.

During a brief status conference in federal court Tuesday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Pirozzolo said prosecutors plan to seek new charges against Greig. He said the issue of where the charges will be brought was still being discussed.

Afterward, Greig’s lawyer, Kevin Reddington, said that if new charges were brought related to the couple’s years in California, he would prefer to have Greig’s trial in Los Angeles.

“I think it would be a good place to try the case out there,” Reddington said. “The witnesses are all out there.”

Reddington said that with new charges, a judge would likely combine the two cases and decide where the trial would be held.

The 60-year-old Greig didn’t attend Tuesday’s status hearing. Her Boston trial has been scheduled for May 7.

Pirozzolo said in court documents that prosecutors expect to resolve the venue issue within the next few weeks and prosecutors will seek the additional charges shortly after that.

The 82-year-old Bulger, the former leader of the notorious Winter Hill Gang, is charged in connection with 19 murders.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/29/whitey-bulgers-longtime-girlfriend-faces-more-charges/#ixzz1fhDnAU4x

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