Newton judge, court officer charged with obstruction of justice

Boston Herald | 4/25/2019 | Joe Dwinell
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A judge who allegedly helped an illegal immigrant escape out the basement door of Newton District Court last spring, and the court officer accused of assisting, were charged in federal court today with conspiracy, obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting.

Judge Joseph, the indictment alleges, allowed an illegal immigrant wanted by immigration officers to leave Newton District Court without being detained for possible deportation.

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She added: “But he’s been released on this,” court documents state.

The judge, federal prosecutors allege, allowed Jose Medina-Perez to walk after being arrested by Newton police on drug charges last April. He was also wanted for drunken driving out of Pennsylvania and ICE had a detainer on him. He was picked up by ICE officials a few weeks after being let out the back door in Newton.

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An ICE official said today the illegal immigrant’s real name is Oscar Peguero. He was deported twice before in 2003 and 2007, the official said. He is due back in immigration court in Boston in July, where he faces being deported again....
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