Catherine Greig Sentencing: Girlfriend Of James 'Whitey' Bulger Given 8 Years For Helping Mob Boss Avoid Capture [PHOTO]

on June 12 2012 4:07 PM

Catherine Greig, the girlfriend of reputed mob boss James Whitey Bulger, has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison.

Greig was sentenced on Tuesday, June 12, after being charged with identity fraud and and helping the reputed mob boss avoid capture for 16 years, according to CNN.

Whitey Bulger's girlfriend, who prosecutors said aided in the hiding of the mobster, was also tagged with a $150,000 fine, given out U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock ruled.

While tthe 61-year-old declined to comment after the sentencing, her lawyer did say that She was in love with the guy and lived with him for 16 years, of course she doesn't regret it.

Bulger, who faces trial later this year, is accused committing a total of 19 murders in the South Boston area during 1970s and 1980s

The two outlaws were both taken down at a Santa Monica, California, apartment in 2011, with Greig pleading guilty in March to conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit identity fraud.

Federal prosecutors, calling it the most extreme case of harboring a fugitive, asked the judge to give her 10 years in prison, according to CNN.

She not only hid his identity, but also hid the fact Bulger had filled their apartment with weapons, enabling Bulger to avoid capture by violence if necessary, prosecutors said in a sentencing memo, obtained by the news outlet.

Before sentencing, Greig was reportedly approached by the U.S. District Court judge in an effort to get her to cooperate with prosecutors in the case against Bulger.

But according to a report, Her lawyer made it clear that she would not become a government witness because she feels the love of her life is innocent.

She doesn't buy that, doesn't believe it, and absolutely stands by her man, Carney said.

Bulger, who is being held without bail, is the former acting boss of a South Boston Irish gang. Nicknamed Whitey, the ex-gangster fled an impending racketeering indictment in 1995 and had e evaded law enforcement for 16 years.

The couple was found in a three-story building in Oceanside city near Los Angeles in June 2011.

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