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Ex-mob boss Whitey Bulger's girlfriend pleads guilty to aiding him

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ex-mob boss' girlfriend pleads guilty

The longtime girlfriend of former mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger pleaded guilty Wednesday to helping him evade capture during 16 years on the run. In a deal with prosecutors, Catherine Greig, 60, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit identity fraud. She could face less than three years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines. Bulger, who was captured with Greig last year in Santa Monica, Calif., is accused of participating in 19 murders. His trial is to begin Nov. 5.

orlando

Security easing for some fliers over 75

Starting Monday, some travelers 75 and older will be able to keep on their shoes and light jackets and avoid pat-downs. The Transportation Security Administration is starting a test program at four airports to allow the elderly easier passage through security checkpoints: Orlando International Airport, Chicago's O'Hare International, Denver International and Portland (Ore.) International. If the program is successful, it may expand elsewhere, TSA said.

chicago

Blagojevich holds court before prison

Prison-bound former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Wednesday he has faith in his appeal and his legal saga "is not over." Blagojevich spoke to reporters and well-wishers outside his home less than 24 hours before he's to report to a Colorado prison to begin serving a 14-year sentence for corruption. Blagojevich insisted he did what he thought was right for Illinois. He was convicted of 18 criminal counts in two trials, including charges he tried to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat.

Elsewhere

FORT WORTH, Texas: A Texas boy who vanished as an infant eight years ago will be reunited with his mother after police arrested his former babysitter, who is accused of kidnapping him.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.: The case of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man has gone to the jury.

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Ex-mob boss Whitey Bulger's girlfriend pleads guilty to aiding him 03/14/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 10:29pm]
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