BOSTON — Federal prosecutors are asking that the girlfriend of mobster James “Whitey” Bulger be sentenced to 10 years in prison for helping him evade authorities during 16 years on the run.

In a sentencing memo filed in court today, prosecutors says 61-year-old Catherine Greig deserves the long sentence — above federal sentencing guidelines — because of the length of time she harbored Bulger as a fugitive and the number of things she did to protect him.

Greig pleaded guilty to three charges in March and is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday. She admitted using aliases and obtaining Bulger’s prescription medications by pretending to be his wife.

The couple was apprehended in Santa Monica, Calif., last June.

The 82-year-old Bulger is charged with participating in 19 murders.

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