Press Releases from 2017
Mar 28, 2017

BOSTON, March 28, 2017—Three people were held on high bail and two more will be arraigned tomorrow in connection with a major seizure of the opiate fentanyl and other drugs at a Charlestown restaurant, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Assistant District Attorney Caroline Merck recommended bail of $200,000 for the following defendants, all charged with trafficking in fentanyl, trafficking in cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute heroin: more »


Mar 28, 2017

BOSTON, March 28, 2017—A former guard at the South Bay House of Correction was arraigned today alongside an inmate with whom he allegedly engaged in a conspiracy to bring drugs and other contraband into the facility, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MARLON JUBA (D.O.B. 3/21/87) of Lynn and ZENON “DOUGHBOY” RODRIGUEZ (D.O.B. 11/7/90) of Chelsea were both indicted March 13 and arraigned today on charges of conspiracy to violate the state’s drug laws. more »


Mar 28, 2017

BOSTON, March 28, 2017— A repeat drug offender was held on high bail at his arraignment yesterday after he was found with a loaded gun and trafficking weight cocaine immediately after shots were fired nearby, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RUBEN OSORIO (D.O.B. 1/2/85) of the South End, was arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court yesterday on charges of unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and trafficking in cocaine.  He was additionally charged with being a Level III armed career criminal based on prior convictions out of West Roxbury Municipal Court in 2012 and 2015 for distribution of a Class A substance and a 2010 conviction in Brookline for assault with a dangerous weapon, prosecutors said.

“Drug trafficking represents the intersection of guns, narcotics, and violent crime,” Conley said. “While the underlying shots-fired incident remains under investigation, this case takes a loaded handgun and a large quantity of apparent cocaine off the street immediately.”

Assistant District Attorney Brandon Tower requested bail of $50,000 and orders that Osorio wear a GPS monitor, remain within Massachusetts, stay away from the area of his arrest, and abide by a curfew in the event he is to be released on bail.  Judge David Weingarten set bail at $20,000 and ordered Osorio to be fitted with a GPS monitor, stay away from the area of his arrest, and abide by a curfew.  He also granted a motion by prosecutors to have Osorio transported to West Roxbury Municipal Court today on a probation matter. more »


Mar 27, 2017

BOSTON, March 27, 2017— Eleven days after an arrest warrant issued for his failure to appear in court, a former tax preparer faced arraignment on charges he filed false tax returns that cost Massachusetts taxpayers thousands of dollars, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RAFAEL HUERTAS, Jr., (D.O.B. 2/27/85) of Lawrence was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court this afternoon on six counts of presenting a false claim upon a public agency, six counts of delivering a fraudulent document, two counts of willfully assisting in preparation of a fraudulent return, and single counts of willful failure to file a tax return, identity fraud, and money laundering.  Huertas had been summoned to appear for arraignment on March 16 but failed to show up in court.  As a result, a default warrant issued for his arrest. 

Upon his appearance in Suffolk Superior Court today, Huertas was taken into custody.  Assistant District Attorney George Barker of the DA’s Special Prosecutions Unit requested bail of $10,000; Clerk Magistrate Edward Curley released Huertas on his own recognizance. more »


Mar 24, 2017

BOSTON, March 24, 2017— A Roxbury teen was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Khisean Desvarieux in Roxbury, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

TYKORIE EVELYN (D.O.B. 12/2/99) of Roxbury was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition. At the request of Assistant District Attorney David Bradley of the DA’s Homicide Unit, Clerk Magistrate Lisa Medeiros ordered Evelyn held without bail. more »


Mar 24, 2017

BOSTON, March 24, 2017— A jury will be allowed to consider previously excluded evidence in the case against a Roxbury man charged with shooting a store clerk during an armed robbery, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed lower court judge’s decision suppressing evidence in the case against JARRIS CHARLEY (D.O.B. 4/30/93) of Roxbury, who is charged with armed robbery while masked as a subsequent offense, armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm as a second offense, and carrying a loaded firearm in connection with the 2014 shooting that seriously injured a store clerk. more »


Mar 23, 2017

BOSTON, March 23, 2017—As his jury was about to begin deliberating, a Hyde Park man yesterday pleaded guilty to beating two women with what appeared to be a firearm during an armed robbery less than two weeks shy of his 18th birthday, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

NICODEM POYAU (D.O.B. 1/15/97) yesterday pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in connection with an incident that occurred on January 4, 2015.  Although Poyau was a juvenile at the time he committed these crimes, he was indicted under the state’s youthful offender statute, opening him to the full range of juvenile and adult consequences. more »


Mar 20, 2017

BOSTON, March 20, 2017—The Suffolk County Grand Jury today returned murder and related indictments in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Khisean Desvarieux in Roxbury, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said.

The indictments charge TYKORIE EVELYN (D.O.B. 12/2/99) of Roxbury with first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition for the Jan. 9 shooting near Dearborn and Eustis streets that claimed Desvarieux’s life. Under Massachusetts law, juveniles charged with murder are tried as adults. more »


Mar 20, 2017

BOSTON, March 20, 2017— The Natick man convicted of murdering nightclub security chief Craig Viera in 2006 will not receive a new trial, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

In an unpublished decision released today, the Massachusetts Appeals Court declined to grant a new trial to OSCAR ROSA (D.O.B. 10/22/86), who was convicted in 2008 of second-degree murder for stabbing 32-year-old Viera, who later died of medical complications resulting from his injuries.  Rosa had been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder. more »


Mar 17, 2017

BOSTON, March 17, 2017—Prosecutors today filed paperwork temporarily withdrawing charges against a Jamaica Plain man amid the investigation into a shooting last year that seriously injured a 9-year-old girl, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

“As prosecutors, our job is to ensure that we have a solid foundation for every case we bring to court,” District Attorney Conley said. “There is nothing more important to me than the integrity of our work and our cases.”   more »


Mar 16, 2017

BOSTON, March 16, 2017— An arrest warrant has issued for a former tax preparer who failed to appear in court today on charges he filed false returns for himself and others, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RAFAEL HUERTAS, Jr., (D.O.B. 2/27/85) of Lawrence had been summoned to appear in Suffolk Superior Court today for arraignment on a 17-count indictment charging him with six counts of presenting a false claim upon a public agency, six counts of delivering a fraudulent document, two counts of willfully assisting in preparation of a fraudulent return, and single counts of willful failure to file a tax return, identity fraud, and money laundering.  Huertas, however, failed to appear in court and Assistant Clerk Magistrate Edward Curley issued a default warrant for his arrest.  more »


Mar 16, 2017

BOSTON, March 16, 2017—An Everett man was arraigned today on charges he was driving drunk when he struck and killed 25-year-old Marco Salguero-Cruz in Chelsea and then fled the scene and the country, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JOSE DANIEL AREVALO (D.O.B. 8/20/82) was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident causing death in connection with the June 4, 2016, hit-and-run crash that claimed Salguero-Cruz’s life.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Michael Glennon, Clerk Magistrate Edward Curley set bail at $150,000 and ordered Arevalo to submit to GPS monitoring, home confinement, and surrender his passport in the event he is to be released on bail.  Arevalo has remained in custody since he was arrested in Dallas, Texas, on Dec. 1. more »


Mar 15, 2017

BOSTON, March 15, 2017—A former tax preparer faces arraignment tomorrow after an investigation by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and the Suffolk County Grand Jury revealed evidence that he fraudulently obtained thousands of dollars in state income tax refunds for himself and others by filing false returns, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RAFAEL HUERTAS, Jr., (D.O.B. 2/27/85) of Lawrence was named in a 17-count indictment returned March 2 charging him with six counts of presenting a false claim upon a public agency, six counts of delivering a fraudulent document, two counts of willfully assisting in preparation of a fraudulent return, and single counts of willful failure to file a tax return, identity fraud, and money laundering. The charges stem from actions Huertas allegedly undertook between 2011 and 2014, including a period between 2012 and 2013, when he worked for a tax preparation service in Lowell. Huertas is charged in Suffolk County because he allegedly filed the false claims with the Department of Revenue in Chelsea. more »


Mar 10, 2017

BOSTON, March 10, 2017—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley last night lent his support to a fund that provides financial assistance to women of color who want to become prosecutors after law school.

Conley was invited to speak as a special guest of the Sarita and Claire Wright Lucas Foundation, named for Delaware Deputy Attorney General Sarita Wright Lucas, 33, and her unborn daughter, Claire, who died tragically and unexpectedly in 2014. He addressed family members, foundation administrators and donors, lawyers, and others at the University of Massachusetts Club in downtown Boston. more »


Mar 9, 2017

BOSTON, March 9, 2017— An Everett man has been indicted for motor vehicle homicide in the hit-and-run crash that killed Marco Salguero-Cruz in Chelsea last year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday returned indictments charging JOSE DANIEL AREVALO (D.O.B. 8/20/82) with motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident causing death. The indictments stem from the June 4, 2016, crash that claimed Salguero-Cruz’s life.  Arevalo has been held in lieu of bail since his arrest in Texas on Dec. 2.  A date for his Superior Court arraignment has not yet been scheduled. more »


Mar 7, 2017

BOSTON, March 7, 2017—The gunman who shot and killed 44-year-old Jose Maldonado three years ago was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found RAYMOND ARROYO (D.O.B. 3/22/92) guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm and first-degree murder under the theory of deliberate premeditation in the Mission Hill shooting that claimed Maldonado’s life. The verdict followed about one day of deliberations. more »


Feb 28, 2017

BOSTON, Feb. 28, 2017—Three Dorchester men are expected to be arraigned tomorrow following their indictments for murder in the fatal shooting of 41-year-old Shawn Borden last year, Assistant District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

TYSHAWN SANDERS (D.O.B. 1/31/98), TYSHAWN CUMMINGS (D.O.B. 2/21/95), and JAMARI MANNING (D.O.B. 4/1/95) are expected to be arraigned tomorrow morning in Suffolk Superior Court after a Suffolk County grand jury returned indictments Feb. 15 charging each in connection with the Oct. 18 shooting that claimed Borden’s life a week later.  Each faces charges of first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and carrying a loaded firearm; Sanders faces additional charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and carrying a loaded firearm after he was found with a different gun on Nov. 4. more »


Feb 23, 2017

BOSTON, Feb. 23, 2017—The Chelsea man who allegedly beat 32-year-old Melvin Cortes, killing him, was arraigned on a murder charge today after his return from Ohio, where he fled after the fatal encounter, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

KAMAYA FARIKAFI (D.O.B. 12/7/93) was ordered held without bail. He will return to court on March 14. more »


Feb 23, 2017

BOSTON, February 23, 2017— Just as pretrial motions were about to be heard in his pending child sexual assault case, a Hyde Park man yesterday pleaded guilty to all charges related to the abuse of two young girls more than two decades ago, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

BRUCE SADLER (D.O.B. 10/10/57) pleaded guilty to two counts of rape of a child as a hearing in Suffolk Superior Court on defense motion to suppress evidence was set to begin yesterday.  He faces sentencing before Judge Janet Sanders on April 5.  Prosecutors will recommend a state prison sentence. more »


Feb 23, 2017

BOSTON, Feb. 23, 2017—The individual and corporate defendants in the deaths of Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks in a South End trench collapse were arraigned today and their trial has been scheduled for early next year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The Boston-based ATLANTIC DRAIN SERVICES, INC., and its owner and sole officer, KEVIN OTTO (D.O.B. 3/17/74) of Blackstone, are scheduled for trial in Suffolk Superior Court on Feb. 5, 2018, on indictments charging them each with two counts of manslaughter, one count of misleading an investigator under the state’s witness intimidation statute, and six counts of concealing a record under the evidence tampering statute. The Suffolk County Special Grand Jury returned the indictments Feb. 8 after an exhaustive probe by Suffolk prosecutors assisted by Boston Police homicide detectives and federal workplace safety investigators. more »


Feb 16, 2017

BOSTON, February 16, 2017—The drunk driver who crashed into another vehicle, killing 34-year-old Luz Puentes-Sheets and 44-year-old Maria Hernandez, was sentenced today following her conviction earlier this month, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

JENNIFER GUZMAN (D.O.B. 7/5/1988) waived her right to a jury trial on two counts each of manslaughter, motor vehicle homicide, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury in connection with the 2014 collision on the Jamaicaway that claimed her passengers’ lives. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Kenneth Salinger on Feb. 6 found her guilty of two counts of motor vehicle homicide and acquitted her of additional charges of manslaughter and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.  more »


Feb 16, 2017

BOSTON, Feb. 16, 2017—The victim of a beating earlier this month in Chelsea has died of his injuries and his alleged assailant was apprehended in Ohio on murder charges yesterday, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes, State Police Colonel Richard McKeon, and US Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio Peter C. Tobin said.

District Attorney Conley and Chief Kyes identified the victim as Melvin Cortes, 32, of Everett. Authorities say he was beaten by a man wielding a baseball bat on Congress Avenue in the evening hours of Feb. 5, suffering life-threatening injuries. The investigation into that beating led Chelsea Police and State troopers assigned to Conley’s office to seek and obtain a warrant for the arrest of Chelsea resident KAMAYA FARIKAFI (D.O.B. 12/7/93) in the days that followed. more »


Feb 15, 2017

BOSTON, February 15, 2017—The Dedham man charged with killing 31-year-old Marcus Hall at a Mattapan barbershop has been ordered held without bail, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (D.O.B. 10/12/87) of Dedham was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Craig Iannini of the DA’s Homicide Unit, Clerk Magistrate Edward Curley ordered Shakespeare held without bail. more »


Feb 13, 2017

BOSTON, Feb. 13, 2017—An arraignment date has been scheduled in the case against the business owner and corporation charged in the deaths of 47-year-old Robert Higgins and 53-year-old Kelvin Mattocks, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ATLANTIC DRAIN SERVICES, INC., and its owner and sole officer, KEVIN OTTO of Blackstone, are expected to appear Feb. 23 for arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court after a grand jury returned indictments on Wednesday charging each with two counts of manslaughter, one count of misleading an investigator under the state’s witness intimidation statute, and six counts of concealing a record under the evidence tampering statute.  more »


Feb 10, 2017

BOSTON, Feb. 10, 2017—A Dorchester woman today admitted helping to cover up the murder of her daughter, 2-year-old Bella Bond, in 2015 and will be sentenced after the child’s alleged killer goes to trial, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RACHELLE DEE BOND (D.O.B. 7/25/75) pleaded guilty to the indicted charges of being an accessory after the fact to murder and larceny over $250 by false pretense. She was not accused of any involvement in Bella’s death: rather, she had been charged with aiding the man who allegedly killed her in the aftermath and continuing to receive state benefits intended to support the girl’s care. more »


Feb 10, 2017

BOSTON, Feb. 10, 2017—A Jamaica Plain man accused in the October shooting that left a 9-year-old girl paralyzed was held on high bail at his arraignment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DOMINIQUE FINCH (D.O.B. 6/21/89) of Jamaica Plain was arraigned today in Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.  Assistant District Attorney Catherine Ham of the DA’s Senior Trial Unit requested bail of $500,000 with orders that Finch stay away and have no contact with the victim and her family, stay away from the Annunciation Road housing development where the shooting occurred, GPS monitoring, and abide by a curfew in the event he is to be released on bail.  Ham also asked that Finch’s bail in an open 2016 case be revoked. more »


Feb 8, 2017

BOSTON, Feb. 8, 2017—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today delivered the following remarks on manslaughter and related indictments stemming from the Oct. 21, 2016, deaths of Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks at a construction site in Boston’s South End:

“On Oct. 21, 2016, 47-year-old Robert Higgins and 53-year-old Kelvin Mattocks were part of a work crew run by Atlantic Drain Services, Inc., excavating a trench below Dartmouth Street.  At about 12:30 pm, dirt within the trench gave way and a nearby fire hydrant collapsed into the hole, suddenly filling it with water.  The flood mixed with dirt and clay, trapping the men within seconds below the rising waterline, and ultimately claiming their lives.  more »


Feb 7, 2017

BOSTON, Feb. 7, 2017–Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today presented a group of Jamaica Plain eighth graders with certificates honoring their graduation from a program aimed to help them stay away from drugs, crime, and violence.

Conley and members of his staff visited the presented the awards to approximately 50 students at the James W. Hennigan K-8 School in Jamaica Plain, honoring the kids and teens he called “leaders” for completing the Overcoming Violence program offered by Conley’s office. more »


Feb 3, 2017

BOSTON, Feb. 3, 2017–Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley joined the University of Massachusetts Boston, juvenile justice professionals, and partners from across the youth advocacy spectrum to announce an ambitious pilot program aimed at diverting juvenile offenders away from the criminal justice system and toward services that will improve their lives and their communities.

The Juvenile Alternative Resolution program will team Suffolk prosecutors with UMass Boston’s Restorative Justice Juvenile Mediation Project and McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, Action for Boston Community Development Changing Tracks Initiative, MissionSAFE, the Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center Bridging the Gap program, Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps Detention Diversion Advocacy Corps, and the Justice Resource Institute SMART Team with the goal of reducing juvenile involvement in the criminal justice system in Suffolk County – and the barriers to social, academic, and employment success that can follow. more »


Jan 31, 2017

BOSTON, Jan. 31, 2017— Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced the arrest of a Dedham man in the June murder of 31-year-old Marcus Hall inside a Mattapan barber shop.

Early this morning members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit, along with US Marshals and New York City Police Department, arrested WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (D.O.B. 10/12/87) of Dedham for Hall’s June 14 murder. Conley’s office had secured a four-count indictment against Shakespeare late last year following an extensive presentation to the Suffolk County Grand Jury.  Shakespeare was taken into custody in the Bronx, New York, without incident and will face extradition back to Boston in the coming days. more »


Jan 23, 2017

BOSTON, Jan. 23, 2017—The man accused of planting an improvised explosive device next to a Boston Police cruiser parked on a busy South Boston bridge was held on high bail at his arraignment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ASIM KIETA (D.O.B. 10/30/1974), who has no fixed address, was arraigned on charges of assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, unlawful possession of an incendiary device, and arson today for the explosion on Friday morning along a portion of West Broadway above the South Boston Bypass Road. more »


Jan 19, 2017

BOSTON, Jan. 19, 2017—A Revere Police officer was arraigned today on charges of physically abusing a young child, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

MARCOS R. GARCIA (DOB 12/4/84) of Saugus was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on charges of assault and battery on a child causing injury and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Alissa Goldhaber, Judge Michael Patten set bail in the amount of $5,000 and ordered Garcia to stay away from and have no contact with the victims and witnesses in the case and have no contact with children under the age of 18, except his own child, without the knowledge of a parent or guardian.  more »


Jan 18, 2017

BOSTON, Jan. 18, 2017–Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today released the following statement on the Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in Bridgeman v. District Attorney, aka “Bridgeman II,” stemming from former chemist Annie Dookhan’s wrongdoing at a Department of Public Health drug testing facility:

“Today’s SJC decision is consistent with an uninterrupted series of rulings that prosecutors are best situated to assess the viability of their cases.  Since the Scott decision in 2013, the high court has rejected mass dismissal as a remedy to Annie Dookhan’s misconduct, and it has done so once again.  In the weeks to come, we’ll consider the quality of the evidence, the availability of our witnesses, and the relative seriousness of each specific case in terms of public safety, public health, and public policy.  But that approach is not a new one: it’s our practice every day, in every case, in every courthouse in Suffolk County.”

Today’s decision followed the 2015 decision in Bridgeman I, in which the SJC declined to order the mass dismissal of Dookhan-related cases and established that defendants who challenged their convictions on those cases would not face harsher penalties or sentences if and when they are re-convicted after doing so.

 

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Jan 17, 2017

CHELSEA, Jan. 17, 2017—The youth shot and killed in Chelsea on Friday has been identified as 15-year-old Jimmy Vasquez, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes said today.

Vasquez, a resident of Chelsea, suffered a fatal gunshot wound during an incident on Shurtleff Street at approximately 5:35 Friday evening. He was rushed to CHA Everett Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. A second youth, also 15, suffered a nonfatal gunshot injury and is expected to survive. more »


Jan 14, 2017

CHELSEA, Jan. 14, 2017–State Police assigned to the Suffolk DA’s office and Chelsea Police detectives continue to investigate a double shooting yesterday evening that claimed one teen’s life and injured another, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes said today.

The shooting at approximately 5:35 pm on Shurtleff Street left the 15-year-old homicide victim with mortal injuries. He was rushed to Whidden Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. His name is not currently being released pending full family notifications. A second youth, also 15, suffered less serious injuries and is expected to survive. more »


Jan 12, 2017

BOSTON, Jan. 12, 2017—A West Roxbury couple were ordered held on high bail at their arraignment today on human trafficking charges for allegedly running a house of prostitution in Allston, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

During their arraignment today in Suffolk Superior Court, Clerk Magistrate Edward Curley ordered YUET CHOW (D.O.B. 9/9/63) and KIM CHOW (D.O.B. 9/18/48) each held on $500,000 bail – an amount previously set in Brighton Municipal Court.  more »


Jan 11, 2017

BOSTON, Jan. 11, 2017—A Georgia man who worked with underage performers was sentenced to prison today after pleading guilty to secretly recording them in hotel rooms, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

WILLIAM H. ALLEN (D.O.B. 9/8/52) of Athens, Georgia, appeared in Suffolk Superior Court for sentencing today after pleading guilty to two counts each of secretly photographing sexual or intimate parts of a child and possession of child pornography.  Judge Mary Ames sentenced Allen to two years in state prison followed by 10 years of probation.  During that time, Allen is barred from residing or having unsupervised contact with anyone under 18 and from taking part in any employment or volunteer activity that would put him in contact with anyone under age 18.  He must also stay away and have no contact with his victims, undergo a psychiatric evaluation, and complete any treatment deemed necessary, including sex offender treatment. more »


Jan 10, 2017

BOSTON, January 10, 2017—A Level 3 sex offender was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing at his arraignment today on charges he assaulted two women during a break-in, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

RONALD BROWN (D.O.B. 3/20/64), who lists the Pine Street Inn as he primary residence, was arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of indecent assault and battery, evidence tampering, assault for the purposes of racial intimidation, burglary with assault, and two counts each of aggravated rape, robbery, kidnapping, and witness intimidation.

Brown is additionally charged as a habitual offender and with aggravated rape as a second offense as a result of his prior convictions. According to prosecutors, Brown was convicted in Suffolk Superior Court in 1986 of aggravated rape, burglary, and other offenses for attacking a woman during a similar incident; he was sentenced to 18 to 25 years in state prison for those offenses.  In 2013, prosecutors said, he was convicted of multiple counts of juror intimidation for an incident that occurred during a separate trial at Worcester Superior Court.

At the request of Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum, chief of the DA’s Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Unit, Clerk Magistrate Anne Kaczmarek ordered that Brown continue to be held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing under Chapter 276, Section 58A, of the Massachusetts General Laws. The statute allows a judge to hold a defendant accused of certain offenses without bail for up to 120 days pending trial upon “clear and convincing evidence that no conditions of release will reasonably assure the safety of any other person or the community.” That hearing is scheduled to take place Jan. 17. more »