Blog Posts in March, 2013

  • Was Justice Served? Greig Sentenced

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  • Cahill says support helping him through corruption charges

    Former Mass. treasurer Tim Cahill says he’s received support everywhere he’s gone since it was announced he’s facing fraud charges

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  • Broadside: Zimmerman faces murder charge

    (NECN) – George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin, made his first appearance in court on Thursday afternoon. A judge set his arraignment for May 29. Joining the Broadside to discuss this development and more in the Trayvon Martin case are Tito Jackson, a Boston city councilor, and Brad Baily, an attorney, former prosecutor and ...
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  • Ex Probation Chief, 2 Aides Indicted in Hiring Scandal

    BOSTON (WHDH)—Three former state employees face serious charges in the wake of a probation scandal. Federal grand jury indictments allege the former state probation officials set up a “rigged hiring system” that favored job applicants sponsored by powerful state lawmakers over more qualified candidates. The indictments describe the lengths at which the probation department officials allegedly went ...
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  • Sal DiMasi found guilty of corruption

    (NECN: Alysha Palumbo – Boston) – “I think it’s almost certain that Sal DiMasi will be going to jail,” said former Assistant U.S. Attorney Brad Bailey. Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi – guilty on seven of nine counts in his corruption trial. Bailey says he believes Judge Mark Wolf could sentence DiMasi to five-ten years in prison. “A series of factors he’s required to look at are ...
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  • LA Times: Was a flamboyant con artist capable of murder?

    Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who used a variety of aliases on the East Coast before settling on the name Clark Rockefeller, is accused of killing John Sohus in San Marino in the spring of 1985. Christian K. Gerhartsreiter takes his seat before the opening statements in his murder trial in downtown Los Angeles. Gerhartsreiter is accused of bludgeoning John Sohus to death in San Marino in 1985. ...
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  • Bail problems for Greig

    (NECN: Alysha Palumbo, Boston) – Pictures released Tuesday show what was allegedly found in Whitey Bulger’s Santa Monica, Calif., apartment when they arrested him in June. Heaps of cash tucked away and a stockpile of guns and weapons allegedly hidden in secret spaces in bedroom walls. “This is a situation where, the government seems to have very strong cards and they’re playing every single one of ...
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  • Boston Globe: “Rockefeller'; murder trial set to begin

    'Rockefeller’ accused of killing man who disappeared in 1985 The German national who called himself a Rockefeller and created an international sensation five years ago when he abducted his young daughter in Boston faces a far more serious charge of murder when his trial opens this week in a downtown Los Angeles courthouse. But before he arrived in New England, he had lived in southern California, ...
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  • Bulger faces legal woes

    (NECN)—James “Whitey” Bulger has been indicted in 19 murders and a number of other cases, and finally captured after 16 years on the run from the FBI. But what happens after the notorious gangster returns to Massachusetts? According to former Massachusetts state and federal prosecutor Brad Bailey, Bulger’s road ahead is bleak. “The potential that he is facing is up to life, and it is very ...
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  • Line of Corruption in the Speaker’s Seat

    Line of Corruption in the Speaker’s Seat: MyFoxBOSTON.com BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Power, politics, and money. All three have always had a place on Beacon Hill. Now, the high-profile corruption trial of former speaker Sal DiMasi is setting the stage for an up close look at how business is done under this dome. "It’s good for everybody to see how the process works, get it out from behind ...
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  • 'Rockefeller’ extradited to California to face murder charge

    (NECN)—Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, the German-born man who posed as a member of the Rockefeller family, was flown out of Massachusetts on Wednesday to be arraigned in California on a murder charge from 1985. His arraignment is scheduled for Friday at the Alhambra courthouse of Los Angeles Superior Court on a charge stemming from the death of Jonathan Sohus. Gerhartsreiter was convicted in the ...
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  • Chuck Turner trial: What’s next for him?

    Chuck Turner trial: What’s next for him?: MyFoxBOSTON.com (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Attorney Brad Bailey with Denner Pellegrino about what’s next for Chuck Turner.
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  • Whitey Bulger’s legal fight gets more complicated

    (NECN: Alysha Palumbo – Boston) – James “Whitey” Bulger was back in federal court Wednesday, but not before a judge. He was likely meeting with provisional defense attorney Peter Krupp, as a series of new briefs were filed in the case and Bulger’s hearings were shuffled around. Krupp filed a response to the prosecutors’ motion to dismiss the 1994 indictment against Bulger in favor of focusing ...
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  • Will CTE = NGRI?

    The tragedy that is unfolding in courtroom 530 in Middlesex County Superior Court in the case of Commonwealth v. Nathanial Fujita , No. MICR2011-00761 is profound, deep, and heart-achingly sad. On the one hand you have the brutal, senseless murder and irreversible loss of beautiful and vibrant 18 year-old Lauren Astley, allegedly by strangulation and throat-cutting, as well as the pain and anguish ...
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  • NECN: Whitey Bulger’s Immunity Defense Rejected

    (NECN: Alysha Palumbo – Boston) – In what’s being called a major blow to James “Whitey” Bulger’s defense strategy, Judge Richard Stearns ruled Monday that his attorneys cannot use an immunity deal he allegedly had with an Assistant US Attorney as a defense when he goes on trial, charged in connection with 19 murders. Attorney Brad Bailey with Boston law firm Denner-Pellegrino said, “He’s said, ...
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  • Fox 25: Judge Rejects Bulger Future Immunity Claim

    Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston BOSTON (AP) – Gangster James "Whitey" Bulger cannot present evidence to a jury about his claim that he was given immunity for future crimes, including murder, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns found that an immunity agreement "cannot as a matter of public policy license future criminal conduct." Read the document ...
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  • Pittsburgh woman admits to scamming Boston brides

    (NECN: John Moronoey) – A Pittsburgh woman admitted she scammed hundreds of Boston brides-to-be. Today Karen Tucker plead guilty today to federal wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges. Tucker is accused of defrauding brides, advertisers and exhibitors out of thousands of dollars by organizing a fake bridal show in Boston. She admitted to taking money from vendors and brides for a bridal ...
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  • Teen drinking parties: New social host ruling

    Teen drinking parties: New social host ruling: MyFoxBOSTON.com (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Underage drinking parties are illegal, but they happen and now the highest court in Massachusetts has made a ruling about who is responsible civilly if somebody gets injured when they leave one of those parties. Attorney Brad Bailey joined the FOX 25 Morning News from our Beacon Hill studio to explain the r ...
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