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Princeton Man Indicted By Federal Grand Jury For Arson of Leomimster Restaurant

By Jerrell Bishop – Today, Edmond Charrette, a/k/a Edmond Kuhn, 31, Princeton was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of damage and destruction of a building by means of fire. Allegedly on October 12, 2021, Charrette maliciously damaged and destroyed China City, a restaurant in Leominster, and its contents by means of … Continue reading Princeton Man Indicted By Federal Grand Jury For Arson of Leomimster Restaurant

Worcester Man Previously Convicted Of Kidnapping Pleads Guilty To Federal Firearms Charges

By Jerrell Bishop – On Thursday, Terrence Kenol, 24, of Worcester pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman today to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. On Sept. 3, 2021, Kenol was found in possession of a firearm and a loaded magazine in his vehicle … Continue reading Worcester Man Previously Convicted Of Kidnapping Pleads Guilty To Federal Firearms Charges

Lynn Man Indicted By Federal Grand Jury For Drugs And Firearms Charges

By William Levin – Today, Vincent Caruso, 26, a/k/a “Fatz,” of Lynn was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana and other controlled substances; one count of conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of … Continue reading Lynn Man Indicted By Federal Grand Jury For Drugs And Firearms Charges

Brockton Man Sentenced To 5 Years For Fentanyl Distribution

By Ralph Adkins – Today at the U.S. District in Boston, U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris sentenced Christian Collins, 19, of Brockton to five years in prison and four of supervised release. On June 23, 2021, Collins pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 40 … Continue reading Brockton Man Sentenced To 5 Years For Fentanyl Distribution

Bronx Man Sentenced Distribution Of Fentanyl In Massachusetts

By Ralph Adkins – Today at the U.S. District Court in Boston, U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani sentenced Carlos Nunez, 49, of Bronx, N.Y. to three years in prison and three years of supervised release. On July 22, 2021, Nunez pleaded guilty one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute … Continue reading Bronx Man Sentenced Distribution Of Fentanyl In Massachusetts

Worcester Jury Finds Julia Enright Guilty Of Second-Degree Murder

By Alberta Davis – Julia Enright 24, of Ashburnham, who was charged in connection with the death of Brandon Chicklis has been found guilty second-degree murder. After a ten day trial with 240 exhibits and more than 45 witnesses, a jury at the Worcester County Superior Court deliberated before reaching a verdict of guilty on … Continue reading Worcester Jury Finds Julia Enright Guilty Of Second-Degree Murder

Governor Charlie Baker Nominates Milford Lawyer As Associate Justice Of The District Court

By Jeff Bailey – Governor Charlie Baker has nominated Attorney Pacifico M. DeCapua, Jr. as Associate Justice of the District Court. Attorney DeCapua received his Bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in 1987 and his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law School in 1990. Attorney DeCapua began his legal career in 1990 when he opened his … Continue reading Governor Charlie Baker Nominates Milford Lawyer As Associate Justice Of The District Court

Governor Baker Nominates Judge Catherine H. Ham As Associate Justice Of The Superior Court

By Kasib Shah – Today, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Judge Catherine H. Ham of the Boston Municipal Court as Associate Justice of the Superior Court. Judge Ham who has more than 15 years of legal experience began her legal career in 2004 as a staff attorney for the Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts’ Benefits … Continue reading Governor Baker Nominates Judge Catherine H. Ham As Associate Justice Of The Superior Court

Dominican National Sentenced To 4 Year For Illegal Reentry And Money Laundering

By Oscar Mercado – On Tuesday at the United States District Court in Boston, Rafael Pascal, 57, a Dominican national was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to four years in prison. On July 12, 2019, Pascal pleaded guilty to illegal reentry of a deported alien and money laundering conspiracy. … Continue reading Dominican National Sentenced To 4 Year For Illegal Reentry And Money Laundering

Dominican National Sentenced To 2 Years For Possession Of Fentanyl

By Elaine Cohen – Esteban Nivar Araujo, 39, a Dominican national was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to two years in prison and two years of supervised release. On May 13, 2021, Nivar Araujo pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. … Continue reading Dominican National Sentenced To 2 Years For Possession Of Fentanyl

John Wilson And Gamal Abdelaziz Found Guilty In College Admissions Scandal

By Jeff Bryant – Today, at the United States District Court in Boston a federal jury convicted John Wilson, 62, of Lynnfield, MA. and Gamal Abdelaziz, 64, of Las Vegas of one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit … Continue reading John Wilson And Gamal Abdelaziz Found Guilty In College Admissions Scandal

Dominican National Sentenced To 15 Months For Theft Of Government Money

By Muhammad Shakib – This afternoon at the United States District Court in Boston, Ramon Hiciano, a Dominican national previously residing in Roxbury was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Hiciano has also been ordered by the court to pay restitution … Continue reading Dominican National Sentenced To 15 Months For Theft Of Government Money

Beacon Hill Resident Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

By Yonatan Omar – Wednesday, at the United States District Court in Boston, U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns sentenced Paul Fest, 50, of Boston to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release. On Dec. 15, 2020, a search of Fest’s Beacon Hill residence resulted in the seizure of a computer … Continue reading Beacon Hill Resident Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

Springfield Man Get 6 Months For Extortion

By Dexter Figueroa – Today at the United States District Court in Springfield, U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni sentenced Anthony J. Scibelli, 52, of Springfield to six months in prison and two years of supervised release. Scibelli was also ordered to pay restitution of $200 and forfeiture of $1,300. On April 6, 2021, … Continue reading Springfield Man Get 6 Months For Extortion

Nigerian National In Boston Pleads Guilty To Role In Romance Scam

By Tiffany Williams – Today, at the United States District Court in Boston, Macpherson Osemwegie, 32, a Nigerian national residing in Boston pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud. In pleading guilty, Osemwegie admitted that he conspired with others to participate in a series of romance and other online … Continue reading Nigerian National In Boston Pleads Guilty To Role In Romance Scam

Dennis Port Man Sentenced To 68 Months For Possession of Child Pornography

By Amanda Somers – Sean Gleason, 36, of Dennis Port was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to 68 months in prison and five years of supervised release. In August 2020, Gleason pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. During … Continue reading Dennis Port Man Sentenced To 68 Months For Possession of Child Pornography

Massachusetts DUA Employee Pleads Guilty To 6 Counts Of Wire Fraud

By Yonatan Omar – On Monday, at the United States District Court in Boston, Tiffany Pacheco, a/k/a Tiffany Tavery, 35, of New Bedford appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani and pleaded guilty to six counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. … Continue reading Massachusetts DUA Employee Pleads Guilty To 6 Counts Of Wire Fraud

Boston Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Conspiracy Charge

By Yonatan Omar – On Friday, Carlos Monteiro, 44, of Boston  appeared before U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. Monteiro is scheduled to be sentenced January 10, 2022. Monteiro was indicted in September … Continue reading Boston Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Conspiracy Charge

Lynn Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Commit Bank Fraud.

By Amanda Somers – On Thursday at the United States District Court in Boston, Emeka Iloba, 27, of Lynn appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. An investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of … Continue reading Lynn Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Commit Bank Fraud.

Youth Hockey Instructor Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Rape Of A Child

By Tiffany Williams – Today at the Salem Superior Court, Christopher Prew, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of Aggravated Rape of a Child (greater than 10-year age difference), 14 counts of Indecent Assault & Battery on a Child Under 14 and one count of Attempted Indecent Assault & Battery on a Child Under 14. … Continue reading Youth Hockey Instructor Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Rape Of A Child

Judge Finds William S. Raia Dangerous And Ordered Held Without Bail

By Giovanni Weber – This afternoon at the Newburyport District Court, following a dangerousness hearing Judge Peter Doyle made the finding that William S. Raia, 50, is dangerous and shall be held without bail. Judge Peter Doyle made the finding this afternoon following a dangerousness hearing in Newburyport District Court.  The case is scheduled for … Continue reading Judge Finds William S. Raia Dangerous And Ordered Held Without Bail

Revere Sentenced To 5 Years For Distribution Of Fentanyl

By Yonatan Omar – Today at the United States District Court in Boston Jassiel Ramirez, 25, of Revere was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to five years in prison and four years of supervised release. In February 2020, Ramirez pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of and possession with … Continue reading Revere Sentenced To 5 Years For Distribution Of Fentanyl

Dominican National Sentenced To 8 Years For Distribution Of Fentanyl

By Tiffany Williams – Today at the U.S. District Court in Boston, U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper sentenced Francis Jimenez Minyetty, 38, a Dominican national residing in Lawrence, to eight years in prison and four years of supervised release. Upon completion of his sentence, Jimenez Minyetty will be subject to deportation. In October … Continue reading Dominican National Sentenced To 8 Years For Distribution Of Fentanyl

Fitchburg Man Sentenced 63 Months For Distribution Of Fentanyl

By Alem Senay – U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock, today at the U.S. District Court in Boston sentenced Sebastian Batista, 27, of Fitchburg to 63 months in prison and four years of supervised release. On February 28, 2019, Batista participated in multiple phone calls in which he agreed to sell 200 grams of … Continue reading Fitchburg Man Sentenced 63 Months For Distribution Of Fentanyl

Methuen Man Sentenced To 8 Years For Fentanyl Distribution

By Alem Senay – Today, Alexsander Padro, 28, of Methuen, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to eight years in prison and four years of supervised release. In September 2020, Padro pleaded guilty to distributing more than 40 grams of fentanyl.  Padro sold more than 40 grams of fentanyl … Continue reading Methuen Man Sentenced To 8 Years For Fentanyl Distribution

Lawrence Police Officer Charged With Aggravated Rape Of A Child

By Giovanni Weber – Today at Lawrence District Court, Carlos Vieira, 49, a Lawrence Police officer was arraigned on 2 counts each of aggravated rape of a child and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. Judge Lynn Rooney ordered Vieira held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing. Additionally, she has impounded the … Continue reading Lawrence Police Officer Charged With Aggravated Rape Of A Child

Lawrence District Court Officer Charged With Intimidation In Addition To Rape Charges

By Tiffany Williams – This morning at the Lawrence District Court, Jose Martinez, 46, A former Lawrence District Court Officer was arraigned on a witness intimidation charge in Lawrence District Court. Martinez was released on $40,000 bail following his arraignment on rape and indecent assault and battery charges last Wednesday. After his release, Martinez contacted … Continue reading Lawrence District Court Officer Charged With Intimidation In Addition To Rape Charges

Lawrence District Court Officer Charged With 3 Counts Of Rape

By Tiffany Williams – Today at Lawrence District Court, Jose Martinez, 46, a Lawrence District Court Officer was arraigned on 3 counts of rape and 4 counts of indecent assault and battery.  The alleged victim told a New Hampshire Department of Corrections official of the alleged rapes in December, 2014.  Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned … Continue reading Lawrence District Court Officer Charged With 3 Counts Of Rape

Worcester Man Convicted Of Possession With Intent To Distribute Cocaine

By Tiffany Williams – Today Efrain Matias, of Worcester was convicted by a federal jury of attempted possession with the intent to distribute 22 kilograms of cocaine. Between December of 2007 and June 25, 2008, Matias was the target of a federal sting operation. The operation culminated in the arrest of Matias on June 25, … Continue reading Worcester Man Convicted Of Possession With Intent To Distribute Cocaine

Milford Man Get House Arrest For Acquiring Oxycodone by Means of Fraud

By Dexter Figueroa – As the result of an ongoing DEA investigation with the assistance of Mass State Police and the Milford Police, evidence determined that Harvey Lit, 35, of Milford, while working as a lab technician, had obtained access to a doctor’s computer and appropriated software to prepare prescriptions in the doctor’s name. Beginning … Continue reading Milford Man Get House Arrest For Acquiring Oxycodone by Means of Fraud

Jamaica Plain Man Sentenced To 40 Month For Drug Distribution And Money Laundering

By Abdul Haseeb Awad – Today, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Harrington sentenced Jeffrey McCreary, 36, of Jamaica Plain to 40 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release. On September 6, 2006, McCreary pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute marijuana, and two counts of money laundering. As part of … Continue reading Jamaica Plain Man Sentenced To 40 Month For Drug Distribution And Money Laundering