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Boston Man Arrested on Methamphetamine Distribution Charges

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Methamphetamine also known as crystal meth

BOSTON, MASS  – A Boston man was arrested yesterday and charged with methamphetamine distribution. Daniel Lennon, 31, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of distribution of five grams or more of methamphetamine and one count of distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Lennon was detained following an initial appearance in federal…

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Illegal Immigrant in Somerville gets 9 years for kidnapping and armed robbery

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BOSTON, MASS – A member of Primeiro Comando da Massachusetts (“PCM”), a gang with Brazilian origins, was sentenced yesterday in connection with committing armed robberies and kidnapping. Breno Henrique DaSilva, 22, a Brazilian national illegally residing in Somerville, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris to 108 months in prison. The defendant will…

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Lawrence drug dealer gets 12 years in prison

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BOSTON, MASS – A Lawrence man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for fentanyl conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearms, including an AR-15 rifle. Ariel Pagan-Romero, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 12 years in prison and five years of supervised release. In October 2020, Pagan-Romero pleaded…

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New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty to Child Exploitation Charges

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BOSTON , MASS – A New Hampshire man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to traveling to have sex with a minor and child pornography offenses. Donald Gibson, 38, of Nashua, N.H., pleaded guilty to traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a person under 18 years of age, distribution…

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Chicopee heroin dealer pleads guilty

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BOSTON, MASS – A Chicopee man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Springfield to drug distribution charges. Brett Garcia, 33, pleaded guilty to possessing with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni scheduled sentencing for May 21, 2021. Garcia was indicted in May 2020. Garcia…

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Cambridge Police make arrest in November Harvard Square Bank Robbery

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CAMBRIDGE, MA -The Cambridge Police Department has announced it has made an arrested related to the November robbery at a Harvard Square bank location. “Following a two-month investigation, the suspect wanted in connection with an armed bank robbery at a Harvard Square bank on November 23, 2020 was arrested yesterday afternoon by Detectives with the…

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Congressman who had both COVID-19 vaccination shots tests positive for COVID-19

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BOSTON, MA – U.S Congressman Stephen Lynch, of Massachusetts, has tested positive for COVID-19.   Lynch said he is not experiencing any symptoms of the virus, but the congressman has already received both COVID-19 vaccine shots. Lynch, 65, issued a press release about his ordeal. “Congressman Lynch received a positive test result for COVID-19 after a…

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Cambridge Teen Spit on, Kicked Officers serving warrant, hours after being charged for disorderly conduct

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CAMBRIDGE, MA – On Wednesday, at approximately 12:47 pm officers were called to the 700 block of Washington Street in reference to shots being fired. The investigation led to a residence in the 700 block of Washington Street. While conducting the investigation a male juvenile became disorderly and began resisting arrest by kicking two officers…

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Bookkeeper Charged with Fraud and Tax Evasion

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BOSTON, MASS – The owner of a firm that provided payroll and payroll tax services to small businesses in New England was charged and agreed to plead guilty to a scheme to defraud her clients by diverting the funds set aside by her clients for payroll taxes. Patricia Lindau, 65, of Newburg, Maine, was charged…

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Former New Bedford Police Officer Going to Prison for Sharing Child Pornography

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BOSTON , MASS – A former New Bedford police officer was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for possessing and distributing child pornography. Paul Hodson, 44, of Acushnet, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris to six years in prison and five years of supervised release. In December 2019, Hodson pleaded guilty to one count…

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Illegal Speakeasy Raided in Massachusetts

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LAWRENCE, MA – Lawrence Police responded to the Springfield and Foster Street area for a report of loud music. After searching the area for the original call, the responding Officers observed a large amount of foot traffic heading in the direction of a Springfield Street address. Upon further investigation, the Officers observed an “illegal night…

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Dorchester woman shot dead on Friday

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DORCHESTER, MA – At about 12:40 PM on Friday, January 22, 2021, officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester), responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Bowdoin Avenue and Washington Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult female victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to…

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Worcester Police investigating shooting on Austin Street

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WORCESTER, MA – On January 24, 2021 at approximately 4:37 AM Worcester Police were called to the area of 93 Austin Street for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers discovered a 22-year-old male gunshot victim. The male was rushed to a local hospital. Detectives were called to the scene to investigate along with…

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Bail Reform Failure: Court ordered ankle bracelet not enough to stop 15-year-old on second illegal firearms charge

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SPRINGFIELD, MA – Springfield Police Narcotics Detectives under the direction of Sgt. Christopher Hitas and Sgt. James Mazza arrested a 15 year old male with an illegally possessed firearm for the second time in two months on Thursday night. After an investigation Narcotics Detectives requested and were granted a search warrant for the juvenile’s home…

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Maine Man Arrested on Child Exploitation Charges

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BOSTON , MASS – A Maine man was charged yesterday in federal court in Boston for travelling to have sex with a minor and child pornography offenses. Patrick Plummer, 29, of Parsonsfield, Maine, was charged in a criminal complaint with traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a person under 18 years…

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Boston “Straight Pride Parade” Organizer, Natick Politician Not So Super Happy Fun After Being Arrested for Capitol Insurrection

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WASHINGTON – A Massachusetts man and woman were arrested today and charged in connection with unlawfully entering the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Mark Sahady, 46, of Malden, Mass. and Suzanne Ianni, 59, of Natick, Mass., were each charged by criminal complaint with one count of entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds…

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After raping young child, Springfield man out on just $1,000 bail arrested for probation violation

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SPRINGFIELD, MA – Tuesday at approximately 7:35 am, Detectives arrested 35-year-old Jonathan Torres at his home on the 800 block of State Street on an arrest warrant for a violation of his probation. Mr. Torres was out on $1000 bail pending trial for charges of rape of a child with force and indecent assault &…

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North Adams Man Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison for Child Exploitation

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BOSTON – A North Adams man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Springfield to 60 years in prison today for child exploitation offenses. Anthony Deordio, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 60 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release. In August 2020, Deordio pleaded guilty to…

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Uxbridge Doctor Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Prescribing 3.5 Kilograms of Amphetamines Defendant and co-conspirators distributed over 1,500 prescriptions for Adderall

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BOSTON, MASS – An Uxbridge doctor was sentenced on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2020 in connection with her role in a scheme to prescribe Adderall to individuals without a legitimate medical purpose. Leslie Caraceni M.D., 58, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to seven years in prison and three years of supervised…

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Springfield repeat offender gets 60 years in prison for selling child pornography

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SPRINGFIELD, MA – A North Adams man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Springfield to 60 years in prison today for child exploitation offenses. Anthony Deordio, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 60 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release. In August 2020, Deordio pleaded guilty…

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Cambridge man arrested after pointing guns at crowd

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CAMBRIDGE, MA – On 1/14/2020 at approximately 3:00 am Cambridge Police responded to the 600 block of Greenwood Avenue in reference to a male subject pointing a gun at subjects in the area. The caller advised that the suspect got into a black colored vehicle. Officers responding to the area observed the suspect vehicle leaving…

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Worcester Police make drug bust near Castle Park

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WORCESTER, MA –  The Worcester Police Department, in response to complaints from the community has been observing drug activity near Castle Park. On Thursday, they observed a drug transaction and made an arrest. On January 14th 2021, members of the Worcester Police Neighborhood Response Team were following up on quality of life complaints in the…

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MIT Professor Charge for Illegal Ties With Communist Government of China

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CAMBRIDGE, MA –  An MIT university professor has been charged by the federal government for accepting funding from the Communist Chinesse government to conduct research against the law in the United States. A professor and researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was charged and arrested today in connection with failing to disclose contracts, appointments…

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Former Boston Police Clerk Arrested for Overtime Fraud and Identity Theft

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BOSTON, MASS – A former clerk for Boston Police Department’s (BPD) District A-1 Detectives Unit was arrested and charged today in connection with an investigation of overtime fraud at the Boston Police Department. Marilyn Golisano, 68, was indicted on one count of embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds, six counts of wire fraud and…

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Illinois Man Indicted for Producing Child Pornography

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BOSTON, MASS – An Illinois man was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in connection with producing child pornography. Domenique Dequon Hines, 23, of Crystal Lake, Ill., was indicted on one count of production of child pornography. Hines was charged by criminal complaint and arrested in Illinois on Dec. 3, 2020. According to the…

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