(CBS/AP) BOSTON - Catherine Greig, the longtime girlfriend of reputed Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger, has pleaded not guilty to helping him elude authorities for over 16 years as a fugitive.
Greig, 60, entered her not plea Thursday in a brief appearance in U.S. District Court.
She was indicted last week on a charge of conspiracy to harbor and conceal a fugitive which is a crime that carries a maximum sentence of five years.
Greig has been in custody since she and Bulger were captured in June in Santa Monica, Calif.
Greig's lawyer has described her as a subservient woman who was in love with Bulger and unaware of the extent of his alleged crimes.
Bulger has pleaded not guilty to participating in 19 murders.