No Decision Reached on Release of Catherine Greig

Greig, girlfriend of James "Whitey" Bulger, will voluntarily remain in jail while a judge decides if she will be released pending trial.

The girlfriend of James "Whitey" Bulger will voluntarily remain jailed while a judge reaches a decision on whether to release her pending trial. 

Catherine Greig, 60, accompanied Bulger for 16 years after he fled Boston to avoid prosecution on 19 murder charges. She's charged with harboring a fugitive.

After listening to hours of testimony, Magistrate Judge Jennifer Boal took the request under advisement during the second day of a detention hearing in Greig's case. There was no time-frame given on when a decision would be reached.

Greig wanted to be released from federal custody and held to the confinement of a family home with a GPS tracking device while a charge of harboring a fugitive pends against her. Her twin sister, Margaret McCusker, even offered her home as collateral.

During the 10:30 a.m. hearing Wedesday at the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse, several family members of alleged victims of Bulger spoke out against Greig being released. Kevin Weeks, Bulger's long-time associate who turned against him when he found out he was an FBI informant, also testified to Greig's character.

He called her "caring and compassionate" and said he met with her before the couple fled, and she appeared to be nervous.

The , as prosecutors called an FBI agent to testify, who described Greig's involvement in posing for and using fake IDs. He also showed a surveillance video of Greig picking up a prescription under an alias at a Santa Monica apartment.

Bulger and Greig at a Santa Monica apartment by federal agents last month, ending the 16-year manhunt for one of America's most wanted.


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