New trial date set for Whitey Bulger’s girlfriend, Catherine Greig

A federal judge today agreed to postpone the trial of James J. “Whitey’’ Bulger’s girlfriend Catherine Greig more than a week due to a scheduling conflict of her attorney, Kevin J. Reddington.

US District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock agreed today to postpone the trial to May 7, after eliciting assurances from lawyers for both sides that they would be prepared at that time.

Greig currently faces a single charge of conspiracy for allegedly harboring Bulger, the fugitive mobster, and helping him evade capture for more than 16 years. But prosecutors have suggested that they may file additional charges against her and Woodlock wanted assurances that a superseding indictment would not interfere with the postponed trial date.

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Federal prosecutor Jack Pirozzolo told the judge that if a superseding indictment is filed, “we’re going to make sure we do it in an ample time.’’ He would not comment on the details of those charges or the possibility of a plea deal.

Additional pretrial hearings are expected in coming weeks.

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