Wakefield woman, 29, is among six defendants accused of trying to throw a criminal trial earlier this year.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The following is an announcement from the office of Attorney General Martha Coakley: Six individuals were indicted today in connection with an alleged conspiracy to corrupt witnesses, suborn and commit perjury, and obstruct justice in order to obtain the acquittals of two defendants at a March 2012 criminal trial in Suffolk Superior Court, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today. “We allege that these defendants were involved in a scheme involving bribery and perjury that undermined the criminal justice system,” AG Coakley said. “It is vital that witnesses testify truthfully under oath to maintain the integrity of the judicial process.” The following individuals were indicted today by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on the charges …
Six defendants, one from Wakefield, facing charges for trying to influence a fraud trial. Another defendant arrested this week on additional charges.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The following is an announcement from the office of Attorney General Martha Coakley: A Winthrop man was arrested and arraigned in connection with an alleged conspiracy to obtain his own and another individual’s acquittal at a March 2012 trial in Suffolk Superior Court, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Tuesday. Fred Battista, age 50, was arrested yesterday by State Police assigned to the AG’s Office and subsequently arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Corruption of a Witness, Suborning Perjury, Obstruction of Justice, and Conspiracy. At the arraignment, Battista pleaded not guilty and was held on $35,000 cash bail. In April 2008, a Suffolk County Grand Jury returned indictments against six individuals, including …