BOSTON (AP) — The longtime girlfriend of reputed Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger has pleaded not guilty to helping him elude authorities during 16 years as a fugitive.
Catherine Greig entered her not plea Thursday in a brief appearance in U.S. District Court.
She also waived a reading of the indictment.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports
She was indicted last week on a charge of conspiracy to harbor and conceal a fugitive, a crime that carries a maximum sentence of five years.
The 60-year-old Greig has been held since she and Bulger were captured in June in Santa Monica, Calif.
WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi reports.
Bulger has pleaded not guilty to participating in 19 murders.
Greig’s lawyer has described her as a subservient woman who was in love with Bulger and unaware of the extent of his alleged crimes.
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