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Quincy judge in flap over sentence

US says she called ruling a 'present' to drug defendant

By Shelley Murphy
Globe Staff / October 4, 2007

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Outraged federal prosecutors accused a state judge yesterday of trying to help a convicted drug dealer involved in a Boston police corruption case evade federal sentencing guidelines by tossing out one of his prior convictions, then advising his lawyer to "tell him it was an early Christmas present." (Full article: 861 words)

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