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'Whitey' Bulger's Girlfriend Indicted on Criminal Contempt Charge

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    'Whitey' Bulger's Girlfriend Indicted on Criminal Contempt Charge
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    The longtime girlfriend and fugitive companion of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has been indicted on a charge she refused to testify about whether other people helped Bulger during his 16 years on the run.

    Catherine Greig was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on one count of criminal contempt.

    Greig is serving an eight-year sentence for identity fraud and conspiracy to harbor a fugitive. If convicted of the new charge, the 64-year-old Greig could face additional prison time.

    The indictment alleges that from December 2014 through Tuesday, Greig refused to testify before a grand jury.

    Bulger fled Boston in 1994 and remained a fugitive until he was captured in Santa Monica, California, in 2011. He had been living with Greig.

    Bulger was convicted of participating in 11 murders.

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