U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz

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Chelmsford Man Charged In Plot To Kill State Trooper

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.


Mass. House Speaker Robert DeLeo. (WBZ-TV)

DeLeo Claims Vindication But Slams Prosecutors In Probation Jobs Case

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.


Geoffrey Portway. (Photo courtesy: Dept. of Homeland Security)

US Attorney: Man Planned To Keep Children In Dungeon, Cannibalize Them

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.


Sal DiMasi talks to reporters outside court after the verdicts were read on June 15.

Sal DiMasi Found Guilty Of Conspiracy, Fraud, Extortion

A federal jury found former state House Speaker Sal DiMasi guilty of conspiracy, fraud and extortion Wednesday afternoon.


Probation Department

Feds Investigate Probation Department

Officials in the Massachusetts Probation Department have been instructed by federal prosecutors to preserve all of the agency’s documents amid a federal investigation.