No Decision Yet On Bail For Bulger Girlfriend

By WGBH News

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Jul. 13, 2011

BOSTON — A judge has delayed ruling whether to grant bail for the longtime girlfriend of former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger.

The decision came Wednesday at the end of a two-day detention hearing for Catherine Greig. She is charged with harboring a fugitive after allegedly helping Bulger evade capture during the 16 years they were on the run together.

WGBH's Jared Bowen tweeted live from the courtroom, sitting right behind Greig's twin sister, Margaret McCusker.

Catherine Greig now in courtroom. smiled at twin upon entering.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply



FBI Special Agent Michael Carazza was called to answer questions about Greig and Bulger's life on the run.

Bulger and Greig lived in apartment since 98, 99 but were gone for stretches. greig paid bills. Paid rent in cash.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply



Greig told hairdresser she liked "bad boys".less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply



Friends of Bulger and Greig in Louisiana said Greig was "very subservient" to #whiteybulger.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply



Bulger and Greig had separate bedrooms. No contraband found in her room.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply



During the hearing, Bulger's former associate Kevin Weeks was also called to testify. He said Greig was not an active associate of Bulger's alleged mob activity.

Weeks: Greig never violent. Whitey never brought her into business dealings.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply



Next, four families gave victims' statements.

Greig twin wiping eyes and blowing nose right in front of me. Seemed bothered by victim statements.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply



In closing, prosecutors argued Greig is a flight risk and should not be granted bail.

Government: Greig may face more charges like conspiracy, illegal weapons, identity theft, etc. More reason to run.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply




Greig's defense lawyer, Kevin Reddington, said his client was not the "mastermind" behind Bulger's disappearance.

Defense: Greig's "only crime is a crime of passion. Of falling in love."less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply



Greig's lawyer told the judge his client would agree to be voluntarily held while he gathers more information to argue for her eventual release. Kevin Reddington said he wanted to submit a full background report through the court's pretrial services division.




MORE: DAY ONE OF GREIG'S BAIL HEARING

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