BOSTON ‚Äî A federal prosecutor contends that relatives of James “Whitey” Bulger‚Äôs alleged victims had a right to address the court during the sentencing of Catherine Greig, the former mobster‚Äôs longtime girlfriend.
Greig is seeking a reduction in her eight-year federal prison sentence for helping Bulger during his 16 years as a fugitive. Greig‚Äôs lawyer claims the relatives should not have been allowed to speak at her sentencing because they weren‚Äôt direct victims of her crimes.
In a court filing last week, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Pirozzolo argued that the relatives who spoke did suffer as a result of Greig‚Äôs harboring of Bulger.
Bulger and Greig were posing as married retirees when authorities arrested them in Santa¬†Monica, Calif., in June 2011.
Bulger is charged with participating in 19 murders and goes on trial next June.