Whitey Bulger’s girlfriend gets more jail time in contempt case

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Whitey Bulger’s longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for refusing to testify about any third parties who may have helped hide her mob boss boyfriend, according to a tweet from the U.S. attorney’s office in Massachusetts.

Greig, 64, was called to testify in 2014 before a grand jury about how the couple evaded authorities for 16 years, but ultimately refused to offer any details.

She pleaded guilty to a criminal contempt charge in February for her refusal, according to a statement from the Justice Department.

Catherine Greig

Greig is already serving an eight-year sentence for helping Bulger avoid police.

Bulger fled Boston in late 1994 and remained a fugitive until he and Greig were captured in Santa Monica, California, in 2011.

In 2013, a jury found Bulger guilty for his involvement in 11 killings and a number of other charges, including federal racketeering. He is serving two life terms plus five years in prison.

CNN’s Dominique Dodley, Steve Almasy and Kristina Sgueglia contributed to this report.

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