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Some details of Toomajian indictment emerge

Posted by Marcia Dick  November 4, 2010 04:49 PM

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The indictment of Charles Toomajian connects the special assistant to Malden Mayor Richard Howard to Charles Davis, who was indicted in the same alleged organized crime ring on charges of larceny over $250 from a corporate entity and falsifying financial books, according to Middlesex Superior Court records.
 
Toomajian, 53, was indicted along with 30 others Oct. 21 in what Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office described as “a highly organized and violent criminal enterprise that operated throughout eastern Massachusetts” and included drug traficking, home invasion, gambling, and loan sharking.

In his indictment,  Toomajian, who is also a private attorney, is alleged to be an accessory to a felony committed by Davis where Toomajian is accused of "harboring, concealing, maintaining or assisting the principal felon," according to the court document.

The indictment alleges that Toomajian knew "that Davis had committed a felony, larceny over $250, from a corporate entity known to the Grand Jury" with the intent that Davis would attempt to avoid or escape detention, arrest, or trial of punishment, according to the indictment.

Both men have yet to be arraigned, according to the court, and no date has been set for the two defendents' first appearance in Middlesex Superior Court.

The two charges against Davis date May 30, 2008, and originated from Wakefield, the records show, but do not detail the circumstances of the alleged offenses. Those details, along with information about the circumstances and details of Toomajian's alleged involvement, are expected to be made public at both men's first court appearances.

After meeting with the City Council in a closed-door session Oct. 26, Howard announced Toomajian would remain on the job as his special assistant pending further details of the charges.

Thomas Drechsler, Toomajian's lawyer, said in a phone interview Thursday that he had not yet seen the indictment, and learned the details for the first time when it was read to him during the interview.

"The language that you read was the statutory template, if you will, for accessory charges," Drechsler said. He said he could not comment on any personal or professional relationship between Toomajian and Davis.

"I can only tell you that he denied the allegation of the indictment," Dreschler said.

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