Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian issued a statement last Friday, Jan. 11, in response to inquiries on whether he would run for the Middlesex DA's seat.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian is not ruling out a run to become the next Middlesex County District Attorney. Koutoujian, in a recent statement in response to inquires on whether he would run to fill the seat Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone plans to vacate, said "never say never." “I love my job as Sheriff of Middlesex County and am focused on the work before me," Koutoujian said in the statement. "One of my guiding principles has always been to never say never to any opportunity in which I can provide benefit to the people I serve. But today, I’d just like to congratulate Gerry on what must have been a difficult decision and thank him for his service to Middlesex County." Koutoujian, a Waltham resident, was …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Leone said he has no specific plans after he leaves office.
Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone has announced that 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. 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 in a statement. Leone said he does not plan to seek another elected office but has no other specific plans at the moment…
Friday, December 7, 2012
John Burbine, 49, is a level 1 sex offender accused of filming himself in various sexual activities with young children.
A Wakefield husband and wife are facing numerous charges in connection with an illegal day care service that subjected at least 13 children - one of them just days old - to horrific sexual abuse that was recorded on video. On Thursday, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone announced the indictments of Wakefield residents John Burnbine, 49, and his wife, Marian Burbine, 46. The two were proprietors of the Waterfall Education Center, which reportedly offered home-based services to clients ranging from day care to group care and tutoring and babysitting. The business reportedly had some employees as well, although Leone indicated that no complicity has been found at this point among them. "In my 14 years in Middlesex County, I have never …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Middlesex DA Gerry Leone will hold a press conference soon about a case that is "among the worst cases of child abuse ever prosecuted by the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office."
A Wakefield man is facing more than 100 child sex abuse charges in what the Middlesex County District Attorney's office is billing as the worst case of child abuse it has ever prosecuted. District Attorney Gerry Leone is announcing Thursday afternoon that John Burbine of Wakefield was charged in the case. Patch.com will be at the 2 p.m. press conference and more information will be provided on this website soon. For breaking Wakefield news as it happens, sign up for the Wakefield Patch newsletter.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Scott Hanright and Kevin Dingwell, both of Wakefield, and Arthur Cinelli, 50, of Newburyport, were arraigned earlier today on several charges stemming from the Dec. 26 armed robbery and shooting in Woburn.
Three men charged in connection with the killing of Woburn Police Officer John “Jack” Maguire were arraigned in Middlesex County Superior Court Wednesday morning. Arthur Cinelli, 50, of Newburyport, Scott Hanright, 19, of Wakefield and Kevin Dingwell, 51, of Wakefield have been indicted on a series of charges related to the shooting death of Officer Maguire on Dec. 26. All three men plead not guilty in court on the morning of April 6. Cinelli and Hanright are being held without bail, while Dingwell's bail was increased from $1,000 to $5,000. It is alleged that Arthur Cinelli, Dominic Cinelli, and Hanright conspired to rob Kohl’s Department store on Dec. 26 under cover of a blizzard. Hanright allegedly served as the lookout while Dominic …