Lawrence Massachusetts Man Charged With Larceny Over $250.00 And Conspiracy In Connection With A Scheme To Embezzle Over Two Million Dollars From The Lawrence District Court Probation Department
Eduardo Perez of Lawrence Massachusetts pleaded not guilty in Lawrence District Court to charges that he conspired with Marie Morey, his girlfriend and former accounting clerk for the probation department, to embezzle over two million dollars from the court's Probation Department. Morey is being held at MCI Framingham on $400,000. She is accused of manipulating the accounting books and bank records beginning in January 2006.
According to The Lawrence Eagle Tribune, Perez repeatedly shook his head in disagreement with the facts presented by the prosecutor as she outlined the Commonwealth's case. Although the District Attorney's Office requested that Perez be held on $2 million dollars and cited him as a flight risk; Judge Thomas Brennan stated that he did not believe that there were enough details to hold him on bail and he was released on personal recognizance.
In order to be convicted of larceny over $250.00 the Commonwealth must prove that a defendant stole the personal property of another with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the use of the item. Larceny over $250.00 is a felony in Massachusetts. In Massachusetts a felony is any offense in which a defendant faces a possible sentece of state prison. A misdemeanor is a crime in which the defendant only faces the possibility of a house of correction or jail sentence.
If you have been charged with any type of crime in Massachusetts it is imperative that you have an experienced Lawrence Massachusetts lawyer on your side. An experienced lawyer knows that filing appropriate motions and pre-trial investigation is standard operating procedure to secure a successful result.