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A former Massachusetts pharmacist on Thursday asked a federal judge to acquit him of murder and other charges that allege he is responsible for a fatal meningitis outbreak, saying prosecutors failed to prove their case and undermined their own arguments by pinning the wrongdoing on his boss in a separate trial.
A Boston federal judge on Thursday handed a one-year prison sentence to a former sheriff’s deputy convicted of smuggling money through airport security for disgraced fishing titan “The Codfather,” and then lectured him for having known better than to commit the crime.
A former Massachusetts legislator lost his latest attempt Wednesday to undo decadesold convictions stemming from his failure to disclose gifts he received from an insurance industry lobbyist while holding public office, when a federal judge rebuffed his argument that the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark McDonnell decision invalidated them.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday rejected claims from a proposed class of consumers that Ashley Furniture’s DuraBlend sofa line tricked them into thinking it was “a durable leather product” when it actually “peels and disintegrates,” finding that “DuraBlend” is nothing more than marketing puffery.
A Brazilian national who led federal agents to $17 million hidden under a mattress pled guilty to two money laundering charges in Boston on Thursday for his role in allegedly attempting to transfer some of the proceeds from TelexFree Inc.’s $3 billion Ponzi and pyramid scheme.