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Whitey Bulger's girlfriend gets 21 more months in prison

Whitey Bulger's girlfriend gets 21 more months in prison

The longtime girlfriend of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was sentenced Thursday to an additional 21 months in prison for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating whether other people helped Bulger while he was a fugitive.

Catherine Greig already is serving an eight-year sentence for helping Bulger while he was a fugitive. Greig spent 16 years on the run with him before they were captured in Santa Monica in 2011.

Federal prosecutors had asked the judge to add a little more than three years to her prison time for her conviction on a criminal contempt charge. Greig's lawyer asked for leniency and said she should not get...

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