Crimes allegedly took place at the VA Hospital's Bedford campus.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Five men, including one from Tewksbury, have been arrested and charged with selling drugs at the VA Hospital in Bedford. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the men allegedly sold heroin, oxycodone, buprenorphine and clonazepam. David DeJesus, 51; Scott Houtchens, 49; Steven Jakaitis, 49, all of Lowell; David Porterfield, 44, of Saugus; and David Robson, 52, of Tewksbury, were each charged in Federal Court on Thursday with distributing controlled substances including heroin, oxycodone, buprenorphine (used to treat opioid addiction) and clonazepam (used to treat seizure and panic disorders) and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. According to the complaint, the defendants allegedly each sold the drugs on the VA Medical …
Scott Sutherland sentenced to six months home confinement and ordered to pay more that $250,000 restitution.
A Tewksbury man has been sentenced to six months home confinement after pleading guilty to charges that he repeatedly failed to pay over Federal Income Tax and Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes he had withheld from his employees. Scott L. Sutherland is the former owner of Sutherland Installation and Service. In a federal indictment, dated Sept. 28, 2010, prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney's Office alleged that from 2003-2007, Sutherland withheld deductions totalling $172,880.28 from his employees and did not turn that money over to the government and did not file the proper tax forms. The five-count indictment only covered tax quarters in 2003 and 2004. Details of the plea agreement reached on June 30 were made public this …