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Wed July 13, 2011

Bulger Victims Speak Out

Boston, MA – Victims to speak at hearing for Bulger girlfriend
DENISE LAVOIE,AP Legal Affairs Writer


BOSTON (AP) People who say they're victims of former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger will be allowed to speak at a bail hearing for Bulger's longtime girlfriend.

Catherine Greig's (GREHGS) attorney had opposed allowing the statements by family members of people Bulger is accused of killing.

The judge said Wednesday that four people will be allowed to speak.

Greig is charged with harboring a fugitive. Her lawyer argues Greig didn't directly harm the family members. Prosecutors say Greig's assistance to Bulger while he was a fugitive did harm them.

Victims most often make statements on sentencing, but may speak at other federal court proceedings.

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