Friday, October 19, 2012
In the phone scam, a man allegedly claims to me a Middlesex County Sheriff's Office deputy.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The following is a press release from the office of Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian: The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens today of a telephone scam involving a man falsely claiming to work for the Civil Process Division of the office. In the scam, the man allegedly claiming to be a Middlesex Sheriff’s Office deputy working on behalf of group named ‘American Cash’ and with an out of state law firm tells the person being called he, or she, will be arrested if they do not wire money to a specific bank. The call might appear to be coming from a legitimate sheriff’s office number, but it is not. “We want citizens to be aware of this scam so they can properly protect themselves,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian…
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 …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Senior Deputy Sheriff Michael Jackson admitted to soliciting campaign donations for then-Sheriff James DiPaola from subordinate employees during work hours.
A senior deputy sheriff in the Middlesex Sheriff's Office paid a $5,000 fine after admitting to soliciting donations for a campaign fundraiser for then-Sheriff James DiPaola from subordinate office employees during work hours, a violation of the state's conflict of interest law, the State Ethics Commission announced in a press release. According to a disposition agreement in which Jackson admitted to the violation, the Ethic Commission said, Jackson decided to hold a campaign fundraiser for DiPaola in October 2009 and then solicited Middlesex Sheriff's Office employees, most of whom were his subordinates, at the office during work hours. The fundraiser was held on Oct. 14, 2009 at Jackson’s home; was attended by 30 people, most of whom …