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Framingham Police Seek December 2020 Shooting Suspect

February 17, 2021 (4:54 am EST)
Filed under: Legal Notices by News Staff
Framingham Police, Wanted Photo: Axel Mercado 2/17/2021

Axel Mercado, suspect wanted by Framingham Police for Attempted Murder and Weapons Charges. (2/17/2021)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Police Department has issued warrants for a suspect involved in a shooting in Framingham in December of 2020.

The suspect,Axel Mercado, age 40, of Roslindale, MA is wanted for Attempted Murder and Firearms charges.

Mercado was arrested in December of 2020 by Framingham Police in ...[read more]

Framingham Seeks Bids to Remove Trees from Edgell Grove Cemetery

January 27, 2021 (4:01 pm EST)
Filed under: Legal Notices by News Staff

[photo] Edgell Grove CemeteryFRAMINGHAM, MA - The City of Framingham is requesting bid pricing for the removal and stump grinding of 131 (one hundred and thirty-one) trees in the Edgell Grove Cemetery. In addition, there are 3 (three) trees that will need ...[read more]

Mass State Police Rt. 9 Framingham Heliport Airspace Designation Proposal

January 19, 2021 (5:44 am EST)
Filed under: Legal Notices,Uncategorized by News Staff

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Massachusetts State Police Headquarters located on Route 9 near the Route 126 overpass seeks a higher level controlled airspace designation for it's heliport.

In an notice of proposed rulemaking, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), published notice of the proposal in the Federal Register titled "Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Framingham, MA", announcing ...[read more]

Framingham Used Car Dealer $925,000 Deceptive Sales Practice Judgment

November 20, 2019 (7:53 pm EST)
Filed under: Business,Legal Notices by News Staff
[photo] MA Lemon Law Car

FRAMINGHAM, MA - A used car dealership based in Framingham and its owner have agreed to a $925,000 judgment that includes restitution to consumers to resolve allegations that the business engaged in unfair and deceptive sales practices that violated Massachusetts consumer protection law.

According to the AG’s complaint, filed along with a consent judgment that was entered in Middlesex Superior Court last week, New England AutoMax Inc., AutoMax Preowned Inc., and Auto Max Inc. (AutoMax) and their owner Howard J. Wilner allegedly violated the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act by misrepresenting important information about the condition, origin, and history of used cars it sold, selling add-on service contracts to consumers that did not cover the cars they were purchasing, falsifying down payments, and adding undisclosed fees onto car sales transactions.

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Former Middlesex Assistant DA Charged with Trading Drugs for Confidential Info

January 9, 2015 (6:43 am EST)
Filed under: Legal Notices by News Staff

FRAMINGHAM, MA - A former Middlesex Assistant District Attorney allegedly violated conflict of interest laws and has been indicted in connection with misuse of his position, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today. He allegedly traded information in exchange for oxycodone pills.

Stephen Gilpatric, age 35, of Somerville, was indicted by a Statewide Grand Jury on charges of Unlawful Gratuity, Unlawfully Communicating Criminal Offender Record Information, and Receiving Unlawful Compensation. He will be arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court on Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 9:00a.m.

Gilpatric served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office (MDAO) from November 2007 until October 2014, when the AG’s Office began an investigation. He most recently worked within the MDAO’s Public Protection, Anti-terrorism, Corruption and Technology (PACT) Unit, where he handled a variety of specialized prosecutions, including public corruption, white collar crime and major narcotics cases. The AG’s Office received the full cooperation of the MDAO throughout the investigation.

The investigation revealed that in October 2011, Gilpatric allegedly provided his drug supplier with information that he obtained through his position as an Assistant District Attorney in exchange for drugs. He allegedly gave this drug supplier sensitive information about another man, including a Board of Probation record, a police report, a photograph, and other personal identifying information, in exchange for oxycodone pills.

Authorities further allege that Gilpatric also provided additional confidential law enforcement information—a criminal record and an organizational chart of a drug ring—to this same drug supplier and his brother, hoping to receive pills in exchange.

At this time, the AG’s investigation has no evidence to suggest Gilpatric provided information related to any criminal cases he was personally investigating or prosecuting.

Additionally, in August 2011, Gilpatric allegedly made an agreement with a woman to help get her son’s commercial driver’s license back, which was revoked following a guilty plea in a criminal case, in exchange for $1,500.

Authorities allege that Gilpatric was spending hundreds of dollars a week to feed his addiction to Oxycontin.

This case is being handled by Assistant Attorney General James O’Brien, Chief of Attorney General Coakley's Public Integrity Division, and Assistant Attorney General Dean Mazzone, Deputy Chief of the AG’s Criminal Bureau, with assistance from Sallyann Nelligan, Chief of the AG’s Financial Investigations Division, State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s Office, and the AG’s Digital Evidence Lab.


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