• Boston police Jun 23

    Former Boston Cop Pleads Guilty in OT Fraud Scheme

    A former Boston Police officer pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection with an ongoing investigation into overtime fraud at the Boston Police Department’s evidence warehouse.  Joseph Nee, 48, of Randolph, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit theft concerning programs receiving federal funds and one count of embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds. U.S. District Court Judge...

  • cyberstalking campaign Oct 27, 2020

    5th Former eBay Employee Pleads Guilty in Harassment Scheme of Mass. Couple

    A former supervisor of security operations for eBay Inc.’s European and Asian offices pleaded guilty Tuesday to his role in a cyberstalking campaign that included having live spiders and other disturbing deliveries sent to a Massachusetts couple who published an online newsletter critical of the online auction site. Philip Cooke, 55, of San Jose, California, a former police captain, pleaded…

  • guilty plea Sep 29, 2020

    Woman Pleads Guilty to Motor Vehicle Homicide in Revere Crash That Killed Young Sisters

    A Massachusetts woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to motor vehicle homicide charges in a crash nearly two years ago in Revere that resulted in the deaths of two young sisters, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins announced. During a Zoom hearing, Autumn Harris, 43, of Boston, changed her plea to guilty on two charges of negligent misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide, the…

  • College Admissions Scandal Sep 26, 2020

    Former Exam Administrator Pleads Guilty in College Scam

    A former college entrance exam administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking bribes to help wealthy parents rig their kids’ test scores as part of a college admissions bribery scheme. Lisa “Niki” Williams, 46, a former employee of the Houston Independent School District, is among about 40 people who have admitted to charges in the case that exposed a scheme to…

  • human smuggling case Aug 24, 2020

    Canadian Man Pleads Guilty in Human Smuggling Case on Border

    A Montreal man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge that he led an organization that smuggled people into the U.S. from Canada along the Vermont and New York borders, court records show. Godofredo Rivas-Melendez, 61, entered the plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Burlington, Vermont. In a plea agreement filed before Friday’s hearing, Rivas-Melendez and prosecutors agreed...

  • College Admissions Scandal May 21, 2020

    Lori Loughlin and Husband to Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

    Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with the college admissions scandal, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

  • guilty plea Jan 23, 2020

    Man Pleads Guilty to Fatally Stabbing Another Man in Fall River

    A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of another man. A judge sentenced Adam Conners, 29, of Fall River, to three to five years in prison in the fatal stabbing of Joseph Reading, The Herald News reported  Tuesday. District Attorney Thomas Quinn III said it was an appropriate sentence because the stabbing victim initiated the…

  • guilty plea Jan 17, 2020

    Woman Blackmailed Into Assaulting Toddler Pleads Guilty

    Officials say a Massachusetts woman who was blackmailed into sexually assaulting an 18-month-old child in her care has pleaded guilty. Erica Emerling pleaded guilty Tuesday to indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and reckless endangerment of a child. Prosecutors say Emerling had an online relationship with a man named Gary Montana, of Hudson, New York. Montana threatened…

  • guilty plea Jan 14, 2020

    Pittsfield Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Estranged Girlfriend

    A Massachusetts man scheduled to go on trial this week for killing the mother of his four children has instead pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. Michael Boulais, 34, of Hinsdale, was sentenced Monday in Berkshire Superior Court to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the April 2018 killing of Kassedi Clark in the driveway of his home,…

  • Massachusetts Jan 8, 2020

    Mass. Firefighter Who Sexually Abused Girl Sentenced to Prison

    A Massachusetts firefighter convicted of sexually abusing a teenage girl for nearly three years has been sentenced. Andrew LeColst, of Middleton, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to three counts of aggravated child rape and one count of indecent assault and battery. LeColst was sentenced to two to five years in state prison followed by five years of supervised probation. The victim…

  • guilty plea Jan 7, 2020

    Priest Gets Probation for ‘Unnatural Acts' On a Minor

    A Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to two counts of “unnatural acts” with a minor for accusations of sexual abuse dating back to the 1970s. James Randall Gillette was sentenced to five years of probation in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston on Jan. 2, according to court records. More serious charges of child rape and indecent assault and battery on…

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