Catherine Greig, the longtime girlfriend of Whitey Bulger (Credit: AP/U.S. Marshals Service, File)
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime girlfriend of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has been sentenced to eight years in prison for helping him stay on the run for 16 years.
Catherine Greig showed no visible emotion when she was sentenced Tuesday. The 61-year-old Greig pleaded guilty in March to charges of conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit identity fraud.
The 82-year-old Bulger is awaiting trial on charges he participated in 19 murders. Authorities captured the couple in Santa Monica, Calif., last June.
Prosecutors say the pair posed as married retirees from Chicago and had a stash of more than $800,000 in cash and 30 weapons upon capture.
Prosecutors had asked for a decade in prison for Greig. Her attorney sought a more lenient sentence of 27 months.