Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Michael Pelgro has been serving as acting district attorney in Middlesex County.
Governor Deval Patrick announced this afternoon he has appointed Marian T. Ryan as Middlesex County District Attorney (DA), according to a press release issued by Patrick's office. Ryan, who currently serves as the Middlesex DA's general counsel, will assume the responsibilities for the Middlesex County DA's Office as DA Gerald Leone recently stepped down from his post to join a private law firm. A 30-year veteran of the Middlesex County DA's office, Ryan has served as general counsel and chief of the office's elder and disabled unit, the press release said. She has tried hundreds of cases in both district and superior courts and argued more than 40 cases in the Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court. “Marian brings a great wealth of …
Friday, April 5, 2013
The body was found along the Charles River in Watertown, but officials say the death is not suspicious.
The body of found on the bank of the Charles River in Watertown was a 22-year-old man, the Middlesex District Attorney's Office revealed Friday. The man was found by a boater at about 7 a.m. on Thursday, and after investigating, the DA's Office determined that the death was "non-suspicious." Middlesex DA Spokeswoman MaryBeth Long said that means that there is no criminal investigation into the incident. The DA's office is not releasing the man's name, Long said.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Leone will join the law firm of Nixon Peabody on April 29.
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone is stepping down from his office to join the law firm of Nixon Peabody, the same firm former Sen. Scott Brown earlier this month said he was joining. An announcement from Nixon Peabody says Leone will join the firm as a partner in the government investigations and white collar defense practice beginning April 29. A woman at the Middlesex District Attorney's office confirmed the news, but did not have further details. Leone was first elected as Middlesex District Attorney in 2006, and his current term in office was up in 2014. He previously stated he would not run for reelection at the end of his term. Boston.com has reported Gov. Deval Patrick will appoint a replacement for the remainder of Leone's …
Friday, February 1, 2013
John Kerry, who was just approved as the next Secretary of State, stopped by his old workplace - the Middlesex County District Attorney's office - yesterday.
The Middlesex District Attorney's office had a special guest on Thursday. Middlesex DA Gerry Leone welcomed John Kerry, who on Tuesday was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next Secretary of State. Kerry was a senator for Massachusetts from 1985 until his resignation to take up his new position earlier this week. The stop was part of a tour Kerry is taking around the state as he prepares to take on his new responsibilities. His choice to stop by the Middlesex District Attorney's office was also a chance to catch up on an old place of employment. According to Kerry's Senate web site, after graduating from Boston College Law School in 1976, he went to work as a top prosecutor in Middlesex County. He took on organized crime, fought for …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian issued a statement on 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 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. 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 said in a statement. Koutoujian, a Waltham resident, was appointed to …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Leone said he has no specific plans after he leaves office.
Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone has announced 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, …