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Sister asked for leniency for Bulger girlfriend

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BOSTON (AP) - The twin sister of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's longtime girlfriend says in a letter to a federal judge that Catherine Greig deserved leniency because she "never possessed an evil bone in her body" and wasn't involved in Bulger's activities.

The pre-sentencing letter written by Margaret McCusker was one of several unsealed Wednesday, the day after Greig was sentenced to eight years in prison for helping Bulger evade capture during 16 years on the run.

McCusker also wrote Judge Douglas Woodlock that her sister was affected by their father's alcoholism, and always "had a sense of duty to care for people."

Greig and Bulger were captured in Santa Monica, Calif., last year. She pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy. Bulger faces trial for his alleged role in 19 murders.

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