Former Lee, Massachusetts police chief Joseph Buffis is now locked up, beginning a 27-month prison sentence for a corruption conviction.
The prosecutor in Buffis’ case says he believes it’s the first conviction in western Massachusetts for a police chief abusing their office.
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he’s doubtful the legislature would approve a measure allowing municipalities to levy a local gasoline tax.
Joseph Buffis, the former police chief in Lee, Massachusetts, has been acquitted of several charges he raided a charity toy fund he managed for his personal use. However, he was convicted of extorting a couple to donate to the fund.
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.
More than three years after the FBI began investigating him, former Lee, Massachusetts, Police Chief Joseph Buffis is scheduled to go on trial Monday in Springfield.
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.
A developer from the Midwest has purchased three Berkshire County paper mills with hopes to lease out the long-vacant properties.
Six communities from Berkshire County have joined forces against General Electric.
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.