Posted at 2:41 pm on April 25, 2019
Massachusetts judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph and her court officer Wesley MacGregor are being charged with obstruction of justice for allowing an illegal immigrant, Jose Medina-Perez, to exit through a back door knowing an ICE agent was waiting outside to arrest him. From the Boston Herald:
“I’m not gonna allow them to come in here,” the judge is alleged to have told the man’s defense attorney. She was basically keeping an ICE officer on the outside of the courtroom…
MacGregor, the court officer that day in the Newton court, allowed the suspect to bolt out a back door, the feds state.
That description is a bit more passive than what actually happened. WCVB 5 reports Judge Joseph didn’t just allow Medina-Perez to run off, she came up with a plan to facilitate his escape with his defense attorney: