There’s a delay in the start of the federal corruption trial of a former police chief from Berkshire County. That’s after Joseph Buffis’ lawyer said her client needed medical attention.
One question proposed by Joseph Buffis’ lawyer seems to leave little surprise for trial. It asks, “Does the fact that this case involves allegations that Mr. Buffis stole charitable donations intended for a fund to provide toys to needy kids at Christmastime affect your ability to be a fair and impartial juror?”
Prosecutors and the lawyer for former Lee police chief Joseph Buffis are back in court on Thursday, and they may discuss what evidence could be allowed at trial.
The temporary suspension of the police chief in Lee, Massachusetts, is likely to be extended Tuesday when that town’s select board weighs the matter at a public meeting.
The police chief of Lee, Massachusetts is suspended without pay after being indicted on federal extortion and money laundering charges.