FBI: Bulger, Greig Made Several Calls To Boston Area While On Run
BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A judge in federal court on Monday postponed a decision on Catherine Greig’s request to be free on bail until a hearing on Wednesday.
Greig is charged with harboring a fugitive and is seeking bail with electronic monitoring and home confinement. Prosecutors oppose that.
FBI agent Michael Carazza testified about several phone calls Greig and former Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger made to people in Boston while they were on the run, including several to her twin sister, Margaret McCusker.
WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong reports.
Carazza also testified that Greig knew Bulger was criminal on the run, helped him by creating fake IDs on multiple occasions, and used untraceable phone cards to contact her family while on the run.
The agent said that Greig was seen handing Bulger prepaid calling cards he used at a pay phone in Louisiana, one of the places the pair spent time after they fled Boston. While there, Greig reportedly used to get her hair done by a local police chief’s wife.
Authorities alleged that McCusker actually drove Greig to Malibu Beach in Dorchester to meet with Bulger before the two went on the run in 1995. Prosecutors say Greig left behind a bag with $100,000 in cash when she left Boston.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe spoke to Bulger’s alleged victims:
The FBI agent then described Grieg and Bulger’s movements from early 1995 to late 1996. He said they were in Grand Isle, La.; New York state and Chicago.
WBZ-TV’s Kate Merrill spoke to South Boston residents:
Greig, who was apprehended with Bulger in Santa Monica, Calif., last month, is expected to stay with her twin sister in South Boston if she is released on bail.
“I’m definitely opposed to her being on bail. Why get a break? It’s a joke if she gets out,” said Tommy Donahue, the son of one of Bulger’s alleged victims.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports.
The judge says some people who claim to be Bulger’s victims may testify in the hearing on Wednesday.
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