U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz
A federal prosecutor in Massachusetts says a man charged with trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife has now been charged with trying to hire a gang member to kill two prosecution witnesses, including a state trooper.
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is still seething over what he sees as the unfair smearing of his name during the trial of John O’Brien in a probations jobs scandal.
A 40-year-old U.K. citizen who most recently lived in Worcester has pleaded guilty to soliciting the kidnapping of a child as well as distribution and possession of child pornography, according to a prepared statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz’s office.
A federal jury found former state House Speaker Sal DiMasi guilty of conspiracy, fraud and extortion Wednesday afternoon.
Officials in the Massachusetts Probation Department have been instructed by federal prosecutors to preserve all of the agency’s documents amid a federal investigation.