Feds charge Mass. judge for helping illegal evade ICE by sneaking him out of courthouse

Feds charge Mass. judge for helping illegal evade ICE by sneaking him out of courthouse
Massachusetts Judge Shelley Richmond Joseph is escorted from the courthouse by federal agents. ABC 5 Boston video

[Ed. – Judge seen being escorted from courthouse “in tears.”]

Federal authorities are charging a Massachusetts District Court judge and a trial court officer with obstruction of justice and other crimes, according to an indictment obtained by 5 Investigates.

Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph was suspended without pay Thursday, just hours after the federal indictment was announced. …

The immigrant, who had been deported twice before, was arrested … for narcotics possession and being a fugitive from justice in Pennsylvania. …

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ICE issued an order for a federal immigration detainer and sent an officer to the courthouse.

In the courtroom, Joseph ordered the courtroom recording device to be turned off for 52 seconds in order to conceal a conversation about getting the immigrant out of the courthouse, the indictment said.

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