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Boston Attorney In Hot Water After Underage Drinking Party

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SCITUATE (CBS/AP) — A prominent Boston-area defense attorney could face charges in connection with an alcohol-fueled New Year’s Eve party at her suburban home hosted by her teenage daughter.

Tracy Miner, known for her successes in white-collar crime cases, will be summoned to court to determine whether there is enough evidence to charge her with furnishing alcohol to minors under the state’s social host law.

Police and firefighters responded to her Scituate home early Jan. 1 to reports of an unconscious male. Police say they saw teens scatter from the home. The police report says there were two 55 gallon containers full of empty beer cans and liquor bottles and the room smelled of marijuana.

Police say the 54-year-old Miner came downstairs, said she had been sleeping, and asked what was going on.

But neighbors say they heard nothing that night and had only praise for Tracy Miner and her family.

Miner is a distinguished attorney and has represented former FBI agent John Connolly in the past.

A spokeswoman for her law firm refused comment.

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