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'Whitey' Bulger's girlfriend, already in prison for helping him, indicted on contempt charge

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Catherine Greig, longtime girlfriend of Whitey Bulger, who was captured with Bulger in 2011 in Santa Monica, Calif. Greig pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston in 2012 and is serving an eight-year sentence for identity fraud and conspiracy to harbor a fugitive. Greig was indicted Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, on one count of criminal contempt that alleges she refused to testify since December 2014 whether other people helped Bulger during his 16 years on the run. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Catherine Greig, longtime girlfriend of Whitey Bulger, who was captured with Bulger in 2011 in Santa Monica, Calif. Greig pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston in 2012 and is serving an eight-year sentence for identity fraud and conspiracy to harbor a fugitive. Greig was indicted Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, on one count of criminal contempt that alleges she refused to testify since December 2014 whether other people helped Bulger during his 16 years on the run. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)  (The Associated Press)

The longtime girlfriend and fugitive companion of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has been indicted on a charge she refused to testify about whether other people helped Bulger during his 16 years on the run.

Catherine Greig (grehg) was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on one count of criminal contempt.

Greig is serving an eight-year sentence for identity fraud and conspiracy to harbor a fugitive. If convicted of the new charge, the 64-year-old Greig could face additional prison time.

The indictment alleges that from December 2014 through Tuesday, Greig refused to testify before a grand jury.

Bulger fled Boston in 1994 and remained a fugitive until he was captured in Santa Monica, California, in 2011. He had been living with Greig.

Bulger was convicted of participating in 11 murders.