A Massachusetts District Attorney from the Worcester District has been accused of attempting to defame a Massachusetts State Trooper and tamper with court files after the lawman arrested a judge’s daughter.
Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. is the target of a civil complaint filed by the lawyers of State Trooper Ryan N. Sceviour, after early reportedly schemed to “obstruct justice” in the 2017 arrest of Alli Bibaud- a woman who just so happens to be the daughter of Dudley District Court Judge Timothy Bibaud.
According to the Boston Globe, the complaint claims Sceviour was ordered to alter documents related to arrest of Alli Bibaud for drugged driving in October of 2017, including lewd statements and discussing how her father would be upset.
“DA Early formulated a plan to obtain an altered police report and to surreptitiously replace the original report with the altered report in the court file,” the complaint says, noting that Early “demanded that [then-State Police] Col. [Richard] McKeon obtain an altered report so that the Court file could be tampered with and the original report eliminated.”
Sceviour “was reprimanded and was threatened, intimidated, and coerced into committing acts to which he objected because those acts were illegal and unethical,” according to the complaint, which added that he “suffered damage to his job security, his reputation, and severe emotional distress, as a result of the defendants’ outrageous conduct.”
Early’s lawyer, Thomas R. Kiley, declined to say much when questioned by the Boston Globe.
“State officials do not conspire by doing their jobs,” Kiley said. “We will respond to the complaint in due course in the appropriate forum: Suffolk Superior Court.”
Sceviour reportedly complained about the request to alter his report prior to the lawsuit, addressing the issue with State Police Major Susan Anderson.
Despite agreeing with his concerns over what he claimed was an illegal act, the Major told him to do it anyway.
The lawsuit further alleges that Clerk Magistrate Brendan Keenan was supposed to switch the altered report with the one previously filed.
According to the Boston Globe, the suit names Early, the Department of State Police, and two retired State Police lieutenant colonels, Francis Hughes and Daniel Risteen, as defendants in the case. Incidentally, McKeon, Anderson, Hughes, and Risteen all retired as word of the scandal became widespread.
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