Crime and Punishment

Correia arrested on federal fraud charges

Correia arrested on federal fraud charges

Fall River mayor had been under investigation for two years by IRS and HUD

FEDERAL AGENTS ARRESTED Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia early Thursday morning and charged him with defrauding investors in a company he started as a teenager, then using the money to “pay for a lavish lifestyle” that included a Mercedes, jewelry for himself and a former girlfriend, air travel, and trips to casinos and adult entertainment venues,(...)

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Study Valor Act before changing it

Study Valor Act before changing it

Sensationalizing outlier cases provides distorted picture of law

MASSACHUSETTS IS ON the brink of abandoning one of the most innovative criminal justice initiatives for veterans in the nation. In 2012, after a significant amount of research and debate, the Valor Act became law. Section 16 of the act established an alternative legal pathway for veterans charged with crimes that could reasonably be connected(...)

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Getting Trump’s attention

Someone needs to take away President Trump’s cellphone or shut down his Twitter account. Stat. Trump raised the specter of recording his January dinner conversation with now-fired FBI director James Comey in a threat that wasn’t even thinly veiled. It was downright translucent. “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations(...)

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Crime and punishment

Crime and punishment

What’s the right thing to do with an 18-year-old caught with a gun?

Photographs by Mark Ostow DIANE MCMANUS SAYS her youngest child, Timothy, is “no street kid.” He was “raised in the church,” she says, a respectful son who minded the rules she set down, even as a teenager growing up in a rough patch of Dorchester off Blue Hill Avenue. But while Diane McManus was out(...)

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Probation juror: Patronage ‘disgusting’ but not illegal

Probation juror: Patronage ‘disgusting’ but not illegal

Says no legislators should have been charged for the centuries-old practice

A LITTLE MORE than a year after the guilty verdicts came down in the Probation Department hiring scandal and with the appeals process inching along, a former juror in the widely watched eight-week federal corruption trial says he’s still convinced of one thing: They got it right. The juror is the first of the panel to(...)

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