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Massachusetts Governor Appoints Jamey Tesler Acting DOT Secretary
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Massachusetts Governor Appoints Jamey Tesler Acting DOT Secretary

Governor Baker Appoints Jamey Tesler Acting DOT Secretary Following MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack’s Appointment to the Federal Highway Administration BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced the departure of Mass DOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, and appointed Jamey L. Tesler as Acting Secretary of Transportation.  Secretary Pollack was announced today as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration for the Biden-Harris Administration.  Secretary Pollack will also be acting Administrator until the confirmation by the United States Senate of a permanent Highway Administrator. Secretary Pollack will step down as MassDOT Secretary and CEO on Tuesday, January 26th and will assume her new federal position Wednesday, January...
Iron Mountain Incorporated – Tax Treatment of 2020 Distributions
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Iron Mountain Incorporated – Tax Treatment of 2020 Distributions

BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, announced the tax treatment for all 2020 distributions on its common stock. CLICK to VIEW BREAKDOWN Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), founded in 1951, is the global leader for storage and information management services.  Trusted by more than 225,000 organizations around the world, and with a real estate network of more than 90 million square feet across approximately 1,450 facilities in approximately 50 countries, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of valued assets, including critical business information, highly sensitive data, and cultural and historical artifacts.  Providing solutions that include secure records storage, information managem...
Massachusetts DPH Announces First Case of COVID-19 Variant
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Massachusetts DPH Announces First Case of COVID-19 Variant

Massachusetts Department of Public Health announces first case of COVID-19 variant BOSTON, MA (STL.News) The Massachusetts Department of Public Health today announced that the first case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 has been detected in Massachusetts.  This is the same variant initially discovered in the United Kingdom.  The individual developed symptoms in early January and tested positive for COVID-19.  A genetic sample was sent to an out-of-state laboratory as part of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) established surveillance process to identify COVID-19 variants.  The State Public Health Laboratory was notified last evening of the results. The individual is a Boston resident, a female in her 20’s.  She had traveled to the United Kingdom and became ill the...
Massachusetts: Herrera & Uribe Indicted on Sex Trafficking Charges
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Massachusetts: Herrera & Uribe Indicted on Sex Trafficking Charges

Two Indicted on Sex Trafficking Charges for Running Brothels Out of Framingham Residences Victims Allegedly Trafficked at Residential Brothels and Purchased for Commercial Sex in Metrowest Communities BOSTON, MA (STL.News) A man and a woman have been indicted in connection with trafficking women for sex at two brothels in Framingham residences that served as alleged fronts for human trafficking, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. On Thursday, a Statewide Grand Jury indicted Samuel Artunduaga Herrera, 47, of Queens, New York, and Alejandra Arguello-Uribe, 38, of Framingham, in connection with running two brothels out of residences in Framingham. Herrera was indicted on charges of Trafficking Persons for Sexual Servitude (2 counts), Maintaining a House of Prostitution (2 ...
Massachusetts: Launch of 1st COVID Vaccination Site at Gillette Stadium
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Massachusetts: Launch of 1st COVID Vaccination Site at Gillette Stadium

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Launch of First COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site at Gillette Stadium Foxboro Stadium Will Ramp Up To Inoculating 5,000 First Responders Per Day BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the first location for a COVID-19 mass vaccination site in the Commonwealth, located at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. These sites will initially be available to first responders and later other eligible individuals as the Command Center works through the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. This site will open with the capacity to do 300 vaccines per day, ramping up to administering up to 5,000 vaccines per day over time. CIC Health will operate the site, with Brigham & Women’s Hospital as the medical director an...
Massachusetts: William Stanley Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Bureau of Prisons Officer
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Massachusetts: William Stanley Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Bureau of Prisons Officer

Federal Transfer Center Inmate, William Stanley Sentenced to Serve Additional 78 Months in Federal Prison for Assaulting a Federal Bureau of Prisons Officer OKLAHOMA CITY (STL.News) WILLIAM STANLEY, 59, of Massachusetts, an inmate at the Federal Transfer Center, has been sentenced to serve 78 additional months in federal prison for the assault of a Federal Bureau of Prisons officer causing bodily injury, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing. While an inmate at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City, Stanley kicked a correctional officer in the leg while the officer was escorting Stanley to the Special Housing Unit.  The assault resulted in injury to the officer’s right hip, ultimately requiring a total right hip replacement. On August 20, 2019, a federal grand jury retur...
Massachusetts: Notice to Potential Victims Regarding Microcap Securities
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Massachusetts: Notice to Potential Victims Regarding Microcap Securities

Massachusetts: Notice to Potential Victims Regarding Microcap Securities Fraud Scheme (STL.News) – Roger Knox, the founder and operator of a Swiss asset management firm, and Richard Targett-Adams, who assisted in the firm’s operation, participated in a massive global securities fraud scheme that the government believes generated up to approximately $165 million in fraudulent stock sale proceeds.  Individuals who believe they may be potential victims are encouraged to notify the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Massachusetts. The defendants were previously charged in federal court in Boston.  Knox pleaded guilty to securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities fraud in January 2020, and he is currently scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 28, 2021.  Targett-Adams pleaded guilt...
Massachusetts: Nathaniel Toribio Pleads Guilty to Possession of Firearm
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Massachusetts: Nathaniel Toribio Pleads Guilty to Possession of Firearm

Massachusetts: Nathaniel Toribio Pleads Guilty to Possession of Firearm and Ammunition (STL.News) – A Lawrence man pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Nathaniel Toribio, 22, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. scheduled sentencing for March 11, 2021.  Toribio was federally charged in July 2020. On Nov. 24, 2019, state parole officers were in Lawrence in an attempt to locate Toribio, who had removed his GPS monitoring device and absconded from parole supervision.  Upon locating Toribio, the officers discovered an un-holstered, loaded firearm inside Toribio’s waistband.  The firearm was identified as a Ruger Security-9 9mm pistol with 10 rounds of ammunition i...
Thermo Fisher, Innoforce Partner Mfg. in China
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Thermo Fisher, Innoforce Partner Mfg. in China

Thermo Fisher Scientific and Innoforce Partner to Establish Biologics and Steriles Drug Manufacturing Facility in China WALTHAM, MA and SHANGHAI (STL.News)  Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO), the world leader in serving science, and Innoforce, a bioinnovation-enabling company, today announced they have signed a joint venture agreement to establish a new pharma services facility in Hangzhou, China, for integrated biologics and steriles drug development and manufacturing.  The new facility is expected to be completed in 2022. The new state-of-the-art Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility will become part of Thermo Fisher's extensive global pharma services network, which includes leading capabilities for drug product development, biologics manufacturing, sterile fill-finish, cli...
Mass: Member of Boston Latin Kings Chapter Dante Lara Pleads Guilty
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Mass: Member of Boston Latin Kings Chapter Dante Lara Pleads Guilty

Mass: Member of Boston Latin Kings Chapter Dante Lara Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy Charges (STL.News) – A former member of the Boston-based Devon Street Kings Chapter of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (“Latin Kings”) pleaded guilty yesterday to racketeering charges. Dante Lara, a/k/a “King Nasty,” 29, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly referred to as RICO conspiracy. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel scheduled sentencing for Feb. 11, 2021.  Lara was arrested and charged in December 2019, at which time he was a member of the Devon Street Kings, a Boston-based Chapter of the Latin Kings. The Latin Kings are a violent criminal enterprise comprised of thousands of...
Iron Mountain Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results
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Iron Mountain Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results

BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management services company, announces financial and operating results for the third quarter of 2020.  The conference call / webcast details, earnings call presentation and supplemental financial information, which includes definitions of certain capitalized terms used in this release, are available on Iron Mountain’s Investor Relations website. Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to the appropriate GAAP measures are included herein. “The third quarter provided us with a great opportunity to demonstrate the significance of the measures we have taken over the last few months in response to the pandemic, and set a marker of out-performance through top-line resilience in our physical storage business, ...
Massachusetts: Leader of Latin Kings Jorge Rodriguez Sentenced
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Massachusetts: Leader of Latin Kings Jorge Rodriguez Sentenced

Massachusetts: Leader of Latin Kings Jorge Rodriguez Sentenced for Racketeering Conspiracy and Drug Conspiracy Charges (STL.News) – The former second in command of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (“Latin Kings”) was sentenced yesterday to racketeering and drug conspiracy charges. Jorge Rodriguez, a/k/a “King G,” 32, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to 18 years in prison and three years of supervised release.  In June 2020, Rodriguez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly referred to as RICO conspiracy, and conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base. Rodriguez was arrested and charged in December 2019, at which time he was the second in command of Massa...
Massachusetts: Sebastian Batista Convicted of Fentanyl Trafficking
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Massachusetts: Sebastian Batista Convicted of Fentanyl Trafficking

(STL.News) – A Fitchburg man was convicted today of trafficking fentanyl following a bench trial. Sebastian Batista, 26, was convicted of one count of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock scheduled sentencing for March 4, 2021. The court heard evidence that on Feb. 28, 2019, Batista participated in multiple phone calls in which he agreed to sell 200 grams of fentanyl to a cooperating witness in a residential area of Waltham.  Later that night, Batista arrived at the meeting location and was arrested by law enforcement officers.  Officers searched Batista’s vehicle and found approximately 200 grams of fentanyl in plastic wrapping underneath the driver’s seat. The charge of possession with intent to distribute 40 ...
Massachusetts Governor Baker Nominates Justice Wendlandt
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Massachusetts Governor Baker Nominates Justice Wendlandt

Governor Baker Nominates Justice Dalila Argaez Wendlandt to the Supreme Judicial Court BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Governor Charlie Baker today nominated Associate Justice of the Appeals Court, Dalila Argaez Wendlandt, to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Judicial Court.  The nominee and her family joined Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito for a formal announcement today at the State House.  If confirmed, Justice Wendlandt will be the first Hispanic person to join the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. “Justice Dalila Argaez Wendlandt is an intelligent and hard-working jurist whose attitude and determination will serve her and all those that come before her on the Court well,” said Governor Baker.  “Her knowledge of the law and unique professional background will be a mu...
Massachusetts: David St. Jacques Indicted on Charge
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Massachusetts: David St. Jacques Indicted on Charge

Massachusetts: David St. Jacques Indicted on Charge of Possession of Child Pornography (STL.News) – A Wareham man was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday for possession of child pornography. David St. Jacques, 56, was indicted on one count of possession of child pornography.  St. Jacques was charged by criminal complaint and arrested in September 2020, and has been in custody since. According to the charging documents, a search of St. Jacques’s residence on Sept. 29, 2020 resulted in seizure of a computer, three phones and one thumb drive.  St Jacques had allegedly destroyed at least two other drives and attempted to destroy one of his phones when agents arrived to execute the warrant.  St. Jacques admitted to exchanging child pornography with other individuals on various chatting...
Mass: Towing Company Owner Gennaro Angiulo Pleads Guilty
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Mass: Towing Company Owner Gennaro Angiulo Pleads Guilty

Mass: Towing Company Owner Gennaro Angiulo Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud and Evading Cash Transaction Reporting (STL.News) – The owner of a Revere towing company pleaded guilty yesterday to engaging in an under-the-table payroll fraud scheme that defrauded the government of more than $3.3 million. Gennaro Angiulo, 49, of Nahant and Saugus, pleaded guilty to one count of willful failure to collect and pay over taxes and one count of evading cash transaction reporting requirements.  U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock scheduled sentencing for March 2, 2021. For tax years 2014 through at least 2017, Angiulo paid a portion of the wages to employees of his company, GJ Towing, in cash “under the table.”  In doing so, Angiulo did not collect, account for or pay over to t he IRS re...
PerkinElmer to Acquire Cell Engineering Horizon Discovery
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PerkinElmer to Acquire Cell Engineering Horizon Discovery

PerkinElmer to Acquire Cell Engineering Horizon Discovery for $383 Million WALTHAM, MA (STL.News) PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI) (“PerkinElmer”) and Horizon Discovery Group plc (LSE: HZD) (“Horizon”) are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended all cash offer whereby PerkinElmer will acquire Horizon for approximately $383 million (£296 million).  The transaction has a total enterprise value of approximately $368 million (£284 million), is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021 subject to customary closing conditions. With this investment, PerkinElmer will expand its portfolio of leading, automated life sciences discovery and applied genomics solutions to include gene editing and gene modulation tools.  The acquisition will enable PerkinE...
Massachusetts Baker-Polito: $5.9 Million to Support Food Security
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Massachusetts Baker-Polito: $5.9 Million to Support Food Security

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Over $5.9 Million to Support Food Security in Massachusetts Fourth Round of New Grant Program to Increase Access to Local Food BOSTON, MA (STL.News) Continuing its ongoing efforts to support a resilient, secure local food supply chain in Massachusetts, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced $5.9 million in grants to address urgent food insecurity for residents across the Commonwealth as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This funding is being awarded as part of the fourth round of the new $36 million Food Security Infrastructure Grant Program, created following recommendations from the Administration’s COVID-19 Command Center’s Food Security Task Force, which promotes ongoing efforts to ensure that individuals and families throughout the Commonw...