‘Whitey’ Bulger’s lover indicted on criminal contempt charge

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DORCHESTER - JUNE 1998: Whitey Bulger and Catherine Greig walk together. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

BOSTON — The longtime girlfriend and fugitive companion of Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger has been indicted on a charge she refused to testify about whether other people helped Bulger during his 16 years on the run.

Catherine Greig  was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on one count of criminal contempt.

Greig is serving an eight-year sentence for identity fraud and conspiracy to harbor a fugitive. If convicted of the new charge, the 64-year-old Greig could face additional prison time.

The indictment alleges that from December 2014 through Tuesday, Greig refused to testify before a grand jury.

Bulger fled Boston in 1994 and remained a fugitive until he was captured in Santa Monica, California, in 2011. He had been living with Greig.

Bulger was convicted of participating in 11 murders.