Bulger Companion Will Seek Bail In Court

By The Associated Press

Jul. 11, 2011

BOSTON — Catherine Greig, the longtime girlfriend of former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger, is due in court for a hearing on her request to be released on bail while awaiting trial on a charge of harboring a fugitive.

Catherine Greig is seen in a courtroom sketch showing her appearance in a federal courthouse in LA after her arrest with companion James "Whitey" Bulger in June. (AP)

Greig was apprehended with Bulger in Santa Monica, Calif., last month after allegedly spending 16 years with him on the run.

Prosecutors said during Greig's initial appearance in court that they will argue against her release on bail.

Greig's detention hearing is scheduled Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court.

Bulger and Greig were arrested days after the FBI started a new publicity campaign focusing attention on Greig by running public service announcements during daytime television shows in an attempt to reach a largely female audience.

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