Monday, June 27, 2011

Whitey Due In Court Tuesday For Lawyer Hearing

BROCKTON--James "Whitey" Bulger's girlfriend has hired reknowned Brockton attorney to aid in her defense and has waived her right to a court appointed attorney, federal officials said Monday afternoon.
According to a statement from the FBI, Catherine Grieg--who has been on the run with Bulger since 1995--has hired Kevin Reddington as her defense counsel and has waived her right to a court appointed lawyer.
Grieg, 60, was captured along with Bulger in Santa Monica, California last Wednesday, June 22 after 16 years on the lam with the notorious South Boston mob boss.
When Bulger and Grieg appeared in U.S. District Court in Boston last Friday both asked for a court-appointed lawyer and waived bail at that time, although both have the right to request bail at a future hearing.
Grieg, being held at Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, Rhode Island, was initially scheduled in court tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28 for a bail hearing.
Reddington, whose office is in Brockton, has defended office-shooter Michael McDermott and is currently defending Brockton Firefighter Jaime Barbosa on a weapons charge stemming from a melee at Joe Angelo's.
Grieg's bail hearing, as of this afternoon, has been moved to Thursday, June 30 at 2:30 p.m.
Bulger, 81, who quipped in court Friday he could pay for his own defense if the feds would give him back the $800,000 seized from the pair's apartment in Santa Monica, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, June 28 or a hearing to decide if Bulger, Bulger's family, or taxpayer's will foot the bill for Whitey's defense.
The hearing has been moved to 2 p.m. It was originally scheduled for 10 a.m.

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