A Suffolk County grand jury issued an indictment of former Boston Housing Clerk Laurence Pierce of Malden. The indictment alleged that Mr. Pierce embezzled $240, 000 from the Court. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney Mr. Pierce skimmed funds from two Housing Court bank accounts from 200-2006. Mr. Pierce allegedly took funds from the escrow holding account for court parties to pay for personal expenses. The scheme was uncovered as a result of an audit of the Court in 2006. If convicted Mr. Pierce could face up to 15 years in state prison.
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