BOSTON, Mass…CATHERINE E. GREIG was charged today in federal court with conspiracy to harbor and conceal James J. “Whitey” Bulger while he was a fugitive.
CATHERINE E. GREIG, a/k/a Carol Gasko, a/k/a Carol Gasco, a/k/a Helen Marshall, a/k/a Carol Shapeton, a/k/a Mrs. Thomas Baxter, a/k/a J.L., a/k/a P.M., a/k/a N.S., a/k/a J.W., a/k/a C.L. (“GREIG”), 60, of Quincy, was charged in an indictment with one count of conspiracy to harbor and conceal a fugitive.
The indictment alleges that beginning in or around January 1995, and continuing until on or about June 22, 2011, GREIG conspired with James J. Bulger, and others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to commit an offense against the United States, namely, harboring and concealing Bulger. Bulger was a person for whom a felony warrant had been issued under the provisions of United States law. It is alleged that GREIG conspired to take steps to prevent Bulger’s discovery and arrest, after knowledge of the fact that a warrant had been issued for his apprehension.
If convicted, GREIG faces up to five years imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation – Boston Field Division; Steven Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration – Boston Field Office; John Gibbons, United States Marshal for the District of Massachusetts; William P. Offord, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation – Boston Field Office; Jeff Grondolsky, Warden, Federal Bureau of Prisons, FMC Devens; and Colonel Marian McGovern, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police made the announcement today.
It is being prosecuted by First Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack W. Pirozzolo and Assistant U.S. Attorney James D. Herbert of Ortiz’s Organized Crime and Gang Unit.
The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.