Catherine Greig and her attorney filed a legal motion asking that Greig be free while awaiting trial on the charges of harboring a fugitive because she is not a flight risk or danger to the public.

Greig’s attorney, Kevin J. Reddington, argued that Greig was just James “Whitey” Bulger’s “traveling companion” during his years on the run.

“There is no evidence of harboring or providing aid to Mr. Bulger,’’ Reddington wrote in papers filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, according to the Boston Globe. “The conduct of this defendant falls far short of the activity … necessary to convict on the harboring charge.’’

Greig and her sister, Margaret, offered to post their homes in Quincy and South Boston as collateral for Greig’s release, which are estimated to have a combined value of over $850,000, according to Reddington.

Reddington wrote that Greig is not likely to flee because the case against her is not strong and holds a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

Since her arrest last month in Santa Monica, Calif. with Bulger, Greig was ordered held pending a detention hearing set for Monday afternoon.

Reddington said Greig is willing to be placed infer house arrest and to wear electronic monitoring equipment if released.

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Brittney McNamara is a Blast Junior Editor

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