One day after Catherine E. Greig was sentenced to eight years in prison for helping James “Whitey’’ Bulger elude law enforcement for 16 years, her lawyer filed a brief legal document Wednesday seeking to overturn her conviction.
Kevin J. Reddington filed the one-paragraph “claim of appeal’’ in US District Court in Boston, where Judge Douglas P. Woodlock sentenced Greig Tuesday to eight years in prison.
On Tuesday, the US Probation Office advised Woodlock that Greig should face a sentence ranging from 27 months to 33 months, based on the nature of the charges, her personal history, and the fact that she had no prior record.
Reddington urged Woodlock to sentence her to 27 months, while prosecutors argued that her prison sentence should be increased to 10 years.
Prosecutors argued that Greig, 61, should face a longer sentence because she had to have known about 30 guns Bulger hid in their apartment in Santa Monica, Calif. They said she lied to court officials in California after her arrest last year by saying she had no assets. She owns a house in Quincy and at the time had a bank account in Boston containing $135,000.
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