Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian was in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to attend a White House press conference calling for legislative action on Capitol Hill to reduce gun violence.
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Friday, February 15, 2013
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian was inaugurated at Bentley University in Waltham on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Before he detailed plans to improve his agency, Peter J. Koutoujian was sworn into his first elected term as Middlesex County Sheriff on Wednesday, Feb. 13. In front of a large audience of family, colleagues and friends, Koutoujian, a life-long Waltham resident and former state representative for Newton, took the oath of office during a 4 p.m. ceremony at the LaCava Center at Bentley University. Koutoujian was elected to the post in November 2012 to fill the remaining four years of a six-year term. Gov. Deval Patrick appointed Koutoujian in late 2010 after former sheriff James DiPaola took his own life. Koutoujian, in a 25-minute speech, said he plans to boost correction officer wellness and hire more academy-trained officers. He said he…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian has wagered on the Patriots/Ravens AFC Championship game happening this Sunday.
What makes football even more exciting? How about a wager between two sheriffs? That is the case for this Sunday's AFC Championship between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens. Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian and Baltimore City Sheriff John W. Anderson spoke by phone Friday and agreed to a friendly wager on the outcome of Sunday’s Patriots-Ravens AFC Championship Game, according to Koutoujian's office. “It was great to speak with Sheriff Anderson today. I always enjoy having the opportunity to talk with my colleagues from other parts of the country,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “He was clearly optimistic the Ravens will win Sunday, but I’ll take Tom Brady and Bill Belichick any day - especially this Sunday.” Should the…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Middlesex County Sheriff's Office is appealing the decision.
The Middlesex Sheriff's Office has appealed a decision ordering the office to pay $75,000 in emotional distress damages and back pay to a former corrections officer who said she was discriminated against because of her asthma, according to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. The decision was issued Aug. 20 by a hearing officer, and appealing the decision sends it to the entire three-person commission for review. According to the complaint against the sheriff's office, Donnalyn Sullivan, who worked as a corrections officer since 1990, had asthma that acted up badly when she was outside in cold weather for prolonged periods of time. For most of her career, Sullivan performed duties that kept her mostly indoors—she was a …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The Middlesex District Attorney's Office alleges that Michael Dell'Isola accepted cocaine and $500 from an undercover Mass State Trooper.
A sergeant with the Middlesex Sheriff’s Department was arraigned Wednesday on drug charges after he allegedly received cocaine and money from an undercover state trooper, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone announced in a press release. Michael Dell’Isola, 51, of Somerville, was arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn on a charge of trafficking cocaine. First Assistant Clerk Magistrate Matthew Day ordered the defendant held on $1,000 cash bail. His next court date is July 20 for a pretrial conference. In April 2011, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office received information regarding Dell'Isola's alleged trafficking, the press release said. Based on that information, the State Police …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
A investigation begun in April culminated with yesterday's arrest.
A Middlesex Sheriff’s Department Sergeant from Somerville was arrested Monday morning, May 2, and charged with receiving cocaine from an undercover state trooper, according to Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone. Somerville resident Michael Dell’Isola, 51, was charged with trafficking cocaine and is scheduled to be arraigned today in Woburn District Court. “This defendant is alleged to have accepted illegal narcotics and money from an undercover state trooper this afternoon, in violation of the public trust placed in all employees who engage in the care, custody and control of prisoners." District Attorney Leone said. “I commend the work of the Massachusetts State Police and investigators from the Middlesex Sheriff's Department who …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
State Ethics Commission determined a Middlesex Sheriff's Department captain and two corrections officers used public resources in connection with a political fundraiser for former Sheriff James DiPaola.
Three Middlesex County Corrections officers have admitted to breaking the state's conflict of interest laws by using public resources for former Sheriff James DiPaola's reelection campaign in 2009, the State Ethics Commission Officials announced Wednesday. Captain Eril Ligonde along with Corrections Officers Richard McKinnon and Heidi Ricci used Sheriff's department resources to coordinate a fundraiser at Tewksbury Country Club in October 2009, used department computers to generate lists of Sheriff's office employees, and repeatedly solicited co-workers for donations, according to an Ethics Commission press release. For their actions, Ligonde paid a $10,000 civil penalty, McKinnon paid $3,000 and Ricci paid a $2,00o. The state's conflict…