Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Leone will join the law firm of Nixon Peabody on April 29.
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone is stepping down from his office to join the law firm of Nixon Peabody, the same firm former Sen. Scott Brown earlier this month said he was joining. An announcement from Nixon Peabody says Leone will join the firm as a partner in the government investigations and white collar defense practice beginning April 29. A woman at the Middlesex District Attorney's office confirmed the news, but did not have further details. Leone was first elected as Middlesex district attorney in 2006, and his current term in office was up in 2014. He previously stated he would not run for reelection at the end of his term. Boston.com has reported Gov. Deval Patrick will appoint a replacement for the remainder of Leone's…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Gerry Leone said he has no specific plans after he leaves office.
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone has announced he will not seek a third term in 2014, according to his office. Leone made the announcement during an awards ceremony with his staff on Jan. 10 "These decisions are, and should be, predicated upon what is best for the person and their family," Leone said in a statement. "What is best for me and my family is that I not seek another term. As someone who is much smarter than I am once said, 'I must be willing to give up what I am, in order to become what I will be.' Other than a husband and father, I am not yet sure what that will be when I am no longer a District Attorney." Leone said he does not plan to seek another elected office but has no other specific plans at the moment, according …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Prosecutors say Roy Patterson blew the whistle on alleged theft by former Parks and Recreation business manager.
Lauren Bibo Morris, the former business manager for the Tewksbury Parks and Recreation Department was arraigned Wednesday on larceny charges in connection with an alleged pattern of theft from the town’s recreation center. Morris, 30, of Tewksbury was arraigned in Lowell District Court on two counts of larceny over $250. Lowell District Court Judge Elizabeth Cremens released Morris on personal recognizance with conditions to stay away from and have no contact with witnesses or Tewksbury town employees. “This defendant, Lauren Morris, allegedly violated her position of authority within the town of Tewksbury and stole funds intended for the town’s youth who could have benefited from the center,” said District Attorney Gerry Leone. “We …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Court records indicate evidence of drug addiction, no-show jobs.
Court records detailing the prosecution's case against two former Tewksbury municipal employees reveal allegations of drug addiction and illegal payroll practices. Former Assistant Parks and Recreation Director Lauren Bibo Morris is accused of embezzling more than $50,000 for department coffers between 2009 and 2010. Morris, who was fired around the time the investigation was announced in December, 2010, faces two counts of larceny over $250. Former Director Roy Patterson, placed on administrative leave in December 2010 and then fired three months later, is charged with one count of larceny under $250 and violating the state's conflict of interest laws. According to an article appearing in the Lowell Sun, Morris admitted to police that she…
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Family of Stephen Allder believes other driver should never have been on the road.
The family of a man killed in a head-on crash on Route 38 back in April is debating the finding of State investigators that their brother was solely responsible for the accident. According to investigators working out of the office of District Attorney Gerry Leone, Stephen Allder, 40, of Medford, was travelling north on Route 38, just before 7:30 a.m. on the morning of April 11, when the 2003 Dudge Stratus he was driving crossed over into the southbound lane and crashed, head-on, into a vehicle driven by a gray Ford pick-up truck driven by Edward Rivera. Rivera sustained severe but non-life-threatening injuries in the crash. Allder sustained massive trauma and died from the injuries. While investigators have closed the books on the case, …
Friday, December 23, 2011
DA's office releases cause of accident.
More than eight months after a head-on collision on Route 38 claimed the life of one man and seriously injured another, the office of District Attorney Gerry Leone has concluded its investigation. According to a spokesman for the DA's office, the accident that killed Stephen Allder, 41, of Medford, was caused with Allder's vehicle crossed over the yellow line and into the path of an oncoming car. The accident took place on April 11 at around 7:30 a.m., on a curve in the road near Mahoney's Garden Center. The DA's investigation did not draw a conclusion as to what caused Allder's car to drift over the center line. Members of Allder's family have expressed frustration in recent weeks that they have been unable to get a complete copy of the …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Thomas Hutchinson, 19 of Tewksbury allegedly blackmailed a 15-year-old Medford girl into having sex with him.
A Tewksbury man who allegedly blackmailed a 15-year-old girl into having sex with him was arraigned in Superior Court on eight charges Thursday. Bail was set at $5,000 for Thomas Hutchinson, 19, of Tewksbury, according to a press release from the office of Middlesex County Attorney Gerry Leone. Hutchinson allegedly used multiple aliases through a social networking site to coerce a 15-year-old Medford girl to send him nude photos. He used to photos to blackmail the girl into having sex with him, prosecutors said. Middlesex County Judge Leila Kern set the bail, which also includes conditions that Hutchinson is monitored by GPS, have no direct or indirect contact with the victim and not use computers or any device that can connect to the …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tewksbury man allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and threw Molotov cocktails at her car.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
(Editor's note: The following information was provided by the office of District Attorney Gerry Leone.) A Tewksbury man has been arraigned on charges alleging that he physically assaulted his girlfriend, violated a restraining order, and damaged her car when he lit and threw two Molotov cocktails at her motor vehicle, said Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone. Carlo Huacon, 24, of Tewksbury, was arraigned Tuesday in Lowell Superior Court on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60, stalking in violation of a restraining order, destruction of property over $250, violation of an abuse prevention order (3 counts), assault and battery, possession of an infernal machine (4 counts), and burning personal property. …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Defendant allegedly tricked victims into posing for nude photos.
A Tewksbury man accused of blackmailing young girls into engaging in sex acts was indicted Tuesday by a Middlesex County Grand Jury on multiple felony counts. According to Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone, _Thomas Hutchinson, 19, of Tewksbury, was indicted on charges of rape of a child by force_, assault to rape a child, child enticement, attempted extortion, indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, possession of child pornography, and posing a child in states of nudity and sexual conduct. An arraignment date has not yet been set. Prosecutors allege Hutchinson went on the website myyearbook.com in early 2011, posing as a girl named "Brittany." While on the site, he me t the alleged victim and offered to connect her with …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Suspect allegedly tossed Molotov cocktails into woman's car.
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Thursday, October 6, 2011
(Editor's note: The following information was provided by the office of District Attorney Gerry Leone.) A Tewksbury man has been indicted on charges alleging that he assaulted his girlfriend, violated a restraining order, and threw two Molotov cocktails at her car. According to a press release issued by District Attorney Gerry Leone, Carlo Huacon, 24, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60, stalking in violation of a restraining order, destruction of property over $250, violation of an abuse prevention order (3 counts), assault and battery, possession of an infernal machine (4 counts), and burning personal property. An arraignment date has not yet been set. “These allegations are extremely troubling, where …