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Brockton Man Sentenced For Fentanyl Distribution

By Kevin Rue – Today, Filomeno Monteiro, 31, of Brockton was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris to 42 months in prison and six years of supervised release. In July 2021, Monteiro pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of […]

Lynn Man Indicted By Federal Grand Jury For Drugs And Firearms Charges

By William Levin – Today, Vincent Caruso, 26, a/k/a “Fatz,” of Lynn was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana and other controlled substances; one count of conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of […]

Brockton Man Sentenced To 5 Years For Fentanyl Distribution

By Ralph Adkins – Today at the U.S. District in Boston, U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris sentenced Christian Collins, 19, of Brockton to five years in prison and four of supervised release. On June 23, 2021, Collins pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 40 […]

Bronx Man Sentenced Distribution Of Fentanyl In Massachusetts

By Ralph Adkins – Today at the U.S. District Court in Boston, U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani sentenced Carlos Nunez, 49, of Bronx, N.Y. to three years in prison and three years of supervised release. On July 22, 2021, Nunez pleaded guilty one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute […]

Worcester Jury Finds Julia Enright Guilty Of Second-Degree Murder

By Alberta Davis – Julia Enright 24, of Ashburnham, who was charged in connection with the death of Brandon Chicklis has been found guilty second-degree murder. After a ten day trial with 240 exhibits and more than 45 witnesses, a jury at the Worcester County Superior Court deliberated before reaching a verdict of guilty on […]

Dominican National Sentenced To 2 Years For Possession Of Fentanyl

By Elaine Cohen – Esteban Nivar Araujo, 39, a Dominican national was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to two years in prison and two years of supervised release. On May 13, 2021, Nivar Araujo pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. […]

Hudson, NH Woman Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud

By Josephine Turco – Today at the U.S. District Court in Concord, N.H., Jane B. Smith, 65, of Hudson, NH. pleaded guilty in federal court to attempted wire fraud and making false statements. In 1993, Smith began receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments. On of the conditions to receiving SSDI, Smith was required to […]

Dominican National Sentenced To 15 Months For Theft Of Government Money

By Muhammad Shakib – This afternoon at the United States District Court in Boston, Ramon Hiciano, a Dominican national previously residing in Roxbury was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Hiciano has also been ordered by the court to pay restitution […]

Beacon Hill Resident Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

By Yonatan Omar – Wednesday, at the United States District Court in Boston, U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns sentenced Paul Fest, 50, of Boston to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release. On Dec. 15, 2020, a search of Fest’s Beacon Hill residence resulted in the seizure of a computer […]

Springfield Man Get 6 Months For Extortion

By Dexter Figueroa – Today at the United States District Court in Springfield, U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni sentenced Anthony J. Scibelli, 52, of Springfield to six months in prison and two years of supervised release. Scibelli was also ordered to pay restitution of $200 and forfeiture of $1,300. On April 6, 2021, […]

Nigerian National In Boston Pleads Guilty To Role In Romance Scam

By Tiffany Williams – Today, at the United States District Court in Boston, Macpherson Osemwegie, 32, a Nigerian national residing in Boston pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud. In pleading guilty, Osemwegie admitted that he conspired with others to participate in a series of romance and other online […]

Massachusetts DUA Employee Pleads Guilty To 6 Counts Of Wire Fraud

By Yonatan Omar – On Monday, at the United States District Court in Boston, Tiffany Pacheco, a/k/a Tiffany Tavery, 35, of New Bedford appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani and pleaded guilty to six counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. […]

Boston Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Conspiracy Charge

By Yonatan Omar – On Friday, Carlos Monteiro, 44, of Boston  appeared before U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. Monteiro is scheduled to be sentenced January 10, 2022. Monteiro was indicted in September […]

Lynn Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Commit Bank Fraud.

By Amanda Somers – On Thursday at the United States District Court in Boston, Emeka Iloba, 27, of Lynn appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. An investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of […]

Youth Hockey Instructor Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Rape Of A Child

By Tiffany Williams – Today at the Salem Superior Court, Christopher Prew, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of Aggravated Rape of a Child (greater than 10-year age difference), 14 counts of Indecent Assault & Battery on a Child Under 14 and one count of Attempted Indecent Assault & Battery on a Child Under 14. […]

Judge Finds William S. Raia Dangerous And Ordered Held Without Bail

By Giovanni Weber – This afternoon at the Newburyport District Court, following a dangerousness hearing Judge Peter Doyle made the finding that William S. Raia, 50, is dangerous and shall be held without bail. Judge Peter Doyle made the finding this afternoon following a dangerousness hearing in Newburyport District Court.  The case is scheduled for […]

Revere Sentenced To 5 Years For Distribution Of Fentanyl

By Yonatan Omar – Today at the United States District Court in Boston Jassiel Ramirez, 25, of Revere was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to five years in prison and four years of supervised release. In February 2020, Ramirez pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of and possession with […]

Dominican National Sentenced To 8 Years For Distribution Of Fentanyl

By Tiffany Williams – Today at the U.S. District Court in Boston, U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper sentenced Francis Jimenez Minyetty, 38, a Dominican national residing in Lawrence, to eight years in prison and four years of supervised release. Upon completion of his sentence, Jimenez Minyetty will be subject to deportation. In October […]

Fitchburg Man Sentenced 63 Months For Distribution Of Fentanyl

By Alem Senay – U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock, today at the U.S. District Court in Boston sentenced Sebastian Batista, 27, of Fitchburg to 63 months in prison and four years of supervised release. On February 28, 2019, Batista participated in multiple phone calls in which he agreed to sell 200 grams of […]

Methuen Man Sentenced To 8 Years For Fentanyl Distribution

By Alem Senay – Today, Alexsander Padro, 28, of Methuen, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to eight years in prison and four years of supervised release. In September 2020, Padro pleaded guilty to distributing more than 40 grams of fentanyl.  Padro sold more than 40 grams of fentanyl […]

Lawrence Police Officer Charged With Aggravated Rape Of A Child

By Giovanni Weber – Today at Lawrence District Court, Carlos Vieira, 49, a Lawrence Police officer was arraigned on 2 counts each of aggravated rape of a child and indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. Judge Lynn Rooney ordered Vieira held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing. Additionally, she has impounded the […]

Jury Finds Lawrence Man Guilty Of Rape Of A Child

By Tiffany Williams – Following a four day trial, today in Salem Superior Court, a jury fund Anibal Gonzalez guilty of rape of a child and 3 counts of indecent assault and battery on a person under 14. Gonzalez raped and sexually assaulted the victim, who was 8 to 13 years old at the time, […]

Lawrence District Court Officer Charged With 3 Counts Of Rape

By Tiffany Williams – Today at Lawrence District Court, Jose Martinez, 46, a Lawrence District Court Officer was arraigned on 3 counts of rape and 4 counts of indecent assault and battery.  The alleged victim told a New Hampshire Department of Corrections official of the alleged rapes in December, 2014.  Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned […]

Lynn Teenager Charged With Felony Murder

By Muhammad Shakib – At the District Court in Lynn, Jahleel Sanders Williams, 17, was arraigned today for felony murder and attempt to commit a crime in connection with the April 16th shooting death of Amoy Blake. Blake, who was accompanied by Williams, allegedly put a gun to a 20-year-old Lynn man’s head during an […]

Lynn Teenager Charged With Murder

By Tiffany Williams – Today at Lynn District Court, Jacquan McKenzie, 18, was arraigned for murder in connection with the January 12, 2014 shooting death of Hery Aquino.  McKenzie was arrested by police shortly after the shooting at Curwin Circle in Lynn and was arrested for trespassing and firearms charges. A subsequent investigation led to […]

Worcester Man Convicted Of Possession With Intent To Distribute Cocaine

By Tiffany Williams – Today Efrain Matias, of Worcester was convicted by a federal jury of attempted possession with the intent to distribute 22 kilograms of cocaine. Between December of 2007 and June 25, 2008, Matias was the target of a federal sting operation. The operation culminated in the arrest of Matias on June 25, […]

Brockton Man Get 15 Years For Cocaine Distribution

By Abdul Haseeb Awad – Today, U.S. District Judge Rya W. Zobel sentenced Shelton Terry, 29, of Brockton, to 15 years and 8 months in prison, to be followed by 8 years of supervised release. Terry, who is a repeat drug offender and a repeat offender with 53 prior convictions, on August 2, 2006, pleaded […]