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Catherine Greig’s attorney asks for leniency

Seeks 27-month term, calls her guilty only of love in aiding Bulger

Catherine Greig enters federal court Tuesday for sentencing with the hope that the judge will deem her a victim of love who should not be harshly punished for the crimes of gangster James “Whitey’’ Bulger.

On the eve of the closely watched sentencing, Greig’s lawyer argued that her only fault was falling in love with Bulger, a love akin to “Shakespeare’s sonnets,’’ and that is why she joined him during his 16 years on the run. Kevin Reddington urged a sentence of two years and three months for his client, a far cry from the 10-year sentence prosecutors will be seeking.

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