(CBS/AP) BOSTON - A Boston federal prosecutor has told a judge additional charges are likely to be brought against former crime boss "Whitey" Bulger's girlfriend Catherine Greig by the government.
Greig, 60, has been charged with conspiracy to harbor a fugitive by helping Bulger hide for over 16 years.
In court Tuesday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Pirozzolo said while prosecutors plan to seek these new charges against Greig, the issue of where the charges will be brought is still being discussed. She was not in attendance at the status hearing.
Greig's lawyer, Kevin Reddington, said in response that if new charges were brought dealing with her time with Bulger in California, he wants to have Greig's trial in Los Angeles.
He said, "I think it would be a good place to try the case out there. The witnesses are all out there."
Her lawyer said that a judge would most likely combine the two cases, from Boston and California, and decide where the trial would be held. According to court documents, Pirozzolo said the venue issue was expected to be solved within the next few weeks.
Bulger and Greig were captured in June and have pleaded not guilty. Her Boston trial is scheduled for May 7th.
Bulger, 82, is charged in connection with 19 murders.