Prosecutors bring up home in Greig case

March 18, 2013 at 5:41 PM
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BOSTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Boston prosecutors say James Bulger's girlfriend, sentenced to jail time in a plea bargain, should not have her term cut because she didn't reveal her assets.

Catherine Greig is seeking to have her eight-year prison term reduced, alleging that she was over-sentenced by six years in accordance with her plea agreement, The Boston Herald reported.

Greig pleaded guilty last year to identity fraud and harboring Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger while he was a fugitive. When she was arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., in June, 2011, Greig was required to give a detailed list of her assets when she sought pretrial bail.

Prosecutors say that Greig failed to tell investigators that she owned a house in Quincy, Mass., and a bank account worth $134,000.

"The government reviewed the record ... and was unable to find in the record information revealing any particular event -- such as a conversation, a document brought to her attention, or other similar event -- that prompted the defendant to recall that she owned the Quincy house or the bank account," First Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack W. Pirozzolo in his notice to judges presiding over the case, filed Friday.

The house was first mentioned in a July 7, 2011, memorandum opposing her detention and the bank account on Nov. 22, 2011.

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