Catherine Greig objects to victims’ families speaking at sentencing
When Catherine Greig is sentenced tomorrow in federal court for harboring her boyfriend, alleged fugitive mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, there will no doubt be family members of Bulger’s alleged victims present to see her led away to jail.
But, in an objection notice filed today, Greig’s attorney is seeking to keep those family members quiet. It it unclear what the judge will allow tomorrow.
Typically at a sentencing hearing, victims or their family members are allowed to speak before a judge imposes a jail term. But Kevin Reddington, her attorney, disputes that the family members are victims of Greig’s crimes of harboring a fugitive and identity fraud.
“It is understandable that some type of payback is desired but it is not in the interest of justice to try to redeem such misconduct by crushing Ms. Greig with an excessive sentence,” Reddington wrote in the objection filing.
In a separate filing, Reddington requested that a judge impose a 27-month sentence for Greig. On Friday prosecutors submitted a filing that said she should spend 10 years in jail.
Judge Douglas Woodlock will sentence Greig tomorrow.
Bulger is scheduled to go to trial in November.