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Agreement gives Greig little leeway, legal observers say

Greig set to enter plea Wednesday in federal court

After 16 years on the lam and nine months in a legal spotlight, James “Whitey’’ Bulger’s girlfriend Catherine Greig will now lay her fate before a US District Court judge, and legal observers say prosecutors have given her little leeway as she admits to helping Bulger remain a fugitive for more than a dozen years.

With prosecutors offering Greig little in terms of a deal for pleading guilty, the legal observers say, US District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock will have the ultimate say in what kind of sentence she deserves. A hearing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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