Girlfriend pleads guilty to aiding Mass. mobster

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By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — The longtime girlfriend of mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has pleaded guilty to helping Bulger evade authorities while they were on the run together for more than 16 years.

In a plea agreement, Catherine Greig, 60, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit identity fraud.

Bulger, who was captured with Greig last year in Santa Monica, Calif., has pleaded not guilty to charges of participating in 19 murders. His trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 5.

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