Andrew E. Lelling

Massachusetts News: Spencer Man, Melvin Burgos Charged with Federal Cocaine Offense

Defendant also allegedly attempted to arrange sale of thousands of fentanyl pills BOSTON, Ms. – A Spencer man was arrested today and charged in federal court in Worcester with cocaine distribution. Melvin Burgos, 33, was charged by criminal complaint with possessing approximately one kilogram of cocaine with intent to distribute. He will appear in federal … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Spencer Man, Melvin Burgos Charged with Federal Cocaine Offense

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, U.S. Postal Service Employee, Rashayna Seney Charged with Embezzlement Through Postal Money Orders

BOSTON, Ms. – A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee was charged yesterday in federal court in Boston with embezzling over $18,000. Rashayna Seney, 25, of Randolph, was charged in an Information with one count of embezzlement and theft of public money, property or records. According to the charging document, Seney began working for USPS around … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, U.S. Postal Service Employee, Rashayna Seney Charged with Embezzlement Through Postal Money Orders

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Eighth Massachusetts State Trooper Arrested

Two Previously Charged Retired State Troopers Agree to Plead Guilty BOSTON, Ms. – A Massachusetts State Police Trooper was arrested and charged today, and two previously charged retired State Troopers agreed to plead guilty in connection with the ongoing investigation of overtime abuse at the Massachusetts State Police (MSP). Heath McAuliffe, 40, of Hopkinton, was … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Eighth Massachusetts State Trooper Arrested

Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, Peter Hicks Sentenced for Marriage Fraud

Six women from Sub-Saharan Africa married defendant to gain legal status in U.S. BOSTON, Ms. – A Worcester man was sentenced Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in connection with entering into six fraudulent marriages in order to evade immigration laws. Peter Hicks, 57, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to two years … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, Peter Hicks Sentenced for Marriage Fraud

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Jose Antonio Lugo-Guerrero, Leader of Boston-Based Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

BOSTON, Ms. – The leader of a Boston-based heroin and fentanyl trafficking organization was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston. Jose Antonio Lugo-Guerrero, a/k/a Fernando Rivera-Rodriguez, 40, a Dominican national formerly residing in Mattapan, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to 16 years in prison and five years of supervised release. … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Jose Antonio Lugo-Guerrero, Leader of Boston-Based Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, U.S. Attorney Issues Warning to Opioid Prescribers

BOSTON, Ms. – As part of a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Massachusetts has warned a number of medical professionals that their opioid prescribing practices have been identified as a source of concern. In a letter sent this week, United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling informed … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, U.S. Attorney Issues Warning to Opioid Prescribers

Massachusetts News: Medford Woman, Stephanie DiPierro Pleads Guilty to Social Security, Medicare, MassHealth and Food Stamp Fraud

Defendant stole over $100,000 in public assistance benefits BOSTON. Ms. – A Medford woman pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to fraudulently receiving Social Security disability benefits, Medicare, MassHealth and Food Stamps. Stephanie DiPierro, 38, pleaded guilty to three counts of theft of public funds, two counts of making false statements, and one … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Medford Woman, Stephanie DiPierro Pleads Guilty to Social Security, Medicare, MassHealth and Food Stamp Fraud

Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, Cleon Riley Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl, Cocaine and Firearm Charges

BOSTON, Ms. – A Worcester man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Worcester to drug and firearm charges. Cleon Riley, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, one count of distributing cocaine, and one count of possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute. U.S. District Court … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, Cleon Riley Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl, Cocaine and Firearm Charges