Catherine Greig is best known for being the girlfriend of Whitey Bulger, an American organized crime boss who led the Winter Hill Gang in the Winter Hill neighbourhood of Somerville, Massachusetts, a city directly northwest of Boston. After being beaten to death by inmates, Bulger passed away on October 20, 2018. He had just been transferred to the United States Penitentiary in USP Hazelton, Preston County, West Virginia. On August 18, 2022, three men were indicted in connection with the beating death of Bulger: Fotios Geas, Paul J. DeCologero, and Sean McKinnon.
Catherine Greig Age
Catherine was born on April 3, 1952, and is currently 71 years old in 2022. She was 22 years younger than his crime boss fugitive, Whitey Bulger.
Catherine Greig & Whitey Bulger
Bulger was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list for 12 years but remained at large for 16 years. He was arrested on June 22, 2011, in Santa Monica, Ca. He was 81 years old at the time of his arrest. The FBI received a TIP from Anna Björnsdóttir, a former model, actress, and Miss Iceland in 1974, who lived in Bulger’s neighborhood.
Bulger remained a companion of Catherine Greig during his years as a fugitive and was his longtime girlfriend. The two met in her late 20s after she divorced Bobby McGonagle. She worked as a dental hygienist. Craig has been described as intelligent, hardworking and educated, although she was very subservient to, and dominated by, Bulger. She and Bulger lived together for a time at her home in Squantum, a section of Quincy
Greig grew up in Boston and had an identical twin sister, Margaret, and a younger brother, David. Their father was a machinist from Glasgow, Scotland, and their mother was from Canada, as was Bulger’s father.
Catherine Greig Indictment
Following the arrest of Bulger, Greig initially indicated that she would go to trial rather than accept a plea bargain. In March 2012, however, Greig pleaded guilty to conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit identity fraud. She was sentenced to eight years in federal prison on June 12, 2012. She declined to speak during her sentencing.
In September 2015, Greig was indicted on a charge of criminal contempt stemming from her refusal to testify before a grand jury about whether other people aided Bulger while he was a fugitive. In February 2016, Greig pleaded guilty to this charge. Greig’s attorney recommended 12 months in prison, while prosecutors—citing Greig’s “unrepentant … obstruction”—asked for 37 months.
In April 2016, U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV sentenced Greig, then midway through her sentence for harboring Bulger, to 21 months on the contempt charge, pushing her release date to late 2020.
Greig served much of her eight-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution, Waseca in Minnesota, but was also detained at various points in Rhode Island ahead of proceedings in the criminal contempt case.
Catherine Greig Now
She completed her sentence on July 23, 2020, when she was later released from home confinement and electronic monitoring. She has been living quietly in South Boston with her twin sister Margaret McCusker