Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Suffolk County District Attorney declared his candidacy on Wednesday afternoon.
In a statement sent to the press, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley declared his candidacy for Boston mayor on Wednesday afternoon. "Boston is a great city, and with the right leadership and vision, its best days are still ahead," his statement said. "So today I am officially declaring that I am a candidate for Mayor of Boston." In his announcement, Conley said Boston needs to find a balance between the poor and vulnerable, middle class families and economic hope and mobility, all while staying transparent and accountable. "Boston can only reach its full promise and potential when every one of its residents has a fair chance to reach theirs," he said. "I intend to put my heart and soul (and several pairs of shoes) into this…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Jonathan Vaughn, recently freed after being convicted of drug distribution charges, was arrested in Chelsea on Tuesday.
While Annie Dookhan faced charges of her own in court on Wednesday, a convicted criminal, free because of Dookhan’s malfeasance, was being arraigned on charges stemming from a Tuesday night arrest. Jonathan Vaughan, 26, was drinking Natural Ice beer at a Chelsea McDonalds Tuesday night. Police arrived and arrested Vaughan. As they escorted him out of the establishment, he began to thrash violently against the officers and was eventually restrained, according to a statement from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. While being escorted, Vaughan allegedly said, “I just got out on Annie Dookhan and I ain’t going back to jail,” according to the statement. Police found eight baggies of suspected crack cocaine on Vaughan, according to …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
This article was submitted by the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Massachusetts Appeals Court this week reinstated a Charlestown man’s conviction for beating the mother of his child after a municipal court judge allowed the man to withdraw it in 2010, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. The unpublished decision, released Tuesday, Nov. 27, vacates the decision by Boston Municipal Court Judge Raymond Dougan Jr., allowing Carlos Pena, 49, to withdraw his May 7, 2009, admissions to assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and two counts of threatening to commit a crime. Judge Paul Leary, now retired, sentenced Pena on that date to two years in a house of correction with six months to serve and the balance suspended for two years, along with two years of …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A Roslindale man has become the first suspect to be re-arrested on drug charges after being freed because of the evidence-tainting scandal at the State Drug Lab in JP.
Police are warning the convicted drug dealers going free in the JP Drug Lab scandal that there will be zero tolerance if they offend again. But on Friday, prosecutors say, that's exactly what happened. A Roslindale man was held on $100,000 cash bail on new cocaine trafficking charges. The reason he was out of jail was that, in a previous trafficking case, evidence against him had been handled by chemist Annie Dookhan. She's the state employee accused of mishandling thousands of drug samples, including faking test results. Enrique Camilo, 37, was arrested Friday on a warrant at Logan Airport while returning from the Dominican Republic, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Spokesperson Jake Wark. Boston Police recovered about a …