Henriquez returns to the State House in cuffs

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He was led through a basement door, hands cuffed and chained to his waist, an armed sheriff’s deputy clutching his elbow. Dressed in a dark blazer and slacks, he looked straight ahead, unsmiling, as he was whisked into a closed-door session of the House Ethics Committee.

Carlos Henriquez returned to the State House Friday, still serving as a state representative but newly minted as an inmate in the Middlesex County House of Correction. The bizarre spectacle — of a duly elected state lawmaker escorted through the marble halls of the capitol as a shackled convict — was also an act of defiance.

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