Last month a three-judge appeals court panel rejected Greig's appeal for a reduced sentence. Greig "undoubtedly helped Bulger keep his public outings to a minimum, thus reducing his risk of detection," the court ruled, according to the Boston Globe. "When Bulger did have to go out and about, Greig kept the ruse going, assuming a false identity herself and helping Bulger carry on with his."
Former FBI agent John Connolly allegedly protected Bulger from arrest and prompted him to flee. Connolly is currently serving a 40-year jail term for telling Bulger about a man intending to testify against him. Connolly's 2009 second-degree murder conviction for the 1982 killing of potential witness John Callahan came after his federal racketeering conviction for accepting bribes and for tipping Bulger off. Connolly denies taking part in the 1982 murder.
"The Justice Department is going to do everything within its power to try to make sure the full story never comes out," Connolly told The Daily Beast last year in a telephone interview from prison.
Weeks, Bulger's retired henchman, testified at Connolly's murder trail that Bulger boasted about bribing six FBI agents and 20 Boston policemen.
Bulger was featured on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list for 12 years and inspired the popular 2006 film "The Departed."