Nilan Hit-Run Case Files Lost?

Nilan Hit-Run Case Files Lost?

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HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Springfield, VA

#1 Mar 2, 2012
"PITTSFIELD Just hours after Meredith D. Nilan, the daughter of Berkshire Superior Court Probation Chief Clifford J. Nilan, was arraigned on charges related to an alleged hit-and-run incident, her attorney filed a motion to dismiss all charges against the Pittsfield woman.

The motion to dismiss two charges negligent operation and leaving the scene of a personal-injury accident was filed late Wednesday afternoon by Timothy J. Shugrue, the attorney representing Meredith Nilan.

Shugrue cited the lack of any paperwork associated with the case, including copies of a January show-cause hearing that found no probable cause to charge Nilan and an appeal of that ruling by the Pittsfield Police Department. Also missing are copies of a subsequent re-hearing of the matter by Springfield District Court Judge William P. Hadley, who found sufficient probable cause to charge Nilan with the misdemeanors.

Shugrue said that when he asked to see copies of the documentation, officials in the Central Berkshire District Court clerk's office were unable to produce any records. "No one appears to know where they went," the attorney said in his reasons for requesting the dismissal.

Central Berkshire District Court Clerk Magistrate Christopher N. Speranzo could not immediately be reached for comment." -- Excerpt from
'Defense attorney files motion to dismiss charges in Meredith Nilan hit-and-run case' by Conor Berry, March 1, 2012
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Springfield, VA

#2 Mar 2, 2012
Aaron

Troy, NY

#3 Mar 2, 2012
the cover up continues.
Shameless

Pittsfield, MA

#4 Mar 2, 2012
These people have no shame. I guess when you get away with murder for decades you begin to think you're entitled to it.
Hypothesis

New York, NY

#6 Mar 2, 2012
Is it possible that Nilan had a file clerk at the PPD or he himself slip in and remove the files in question?

Watch for these type of shenanigans when Adam Lee Halls trial comes up. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets off on some kind of technicality like this.
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Springfield, VA

#9 Mar 2, 2012
Hypothesis wrote:
Is it possible that Nilan had a file clerk at the PPD or he himself slip in and remove the files in question?
Watch for these type of shenanigans when Adam Lee Halls trial comes up. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets off on some kind of technicality like this.
Wouldn't all case files be in the possession of District Attorney David Capeless' office once Justice Hadley in Springfield overturned the decision of Magistrate Nathan Byrnes?
ghetto superstar

United States

#10 Mar 2, 2012
Missing paperwork?! Absolutely riDONKulous! Sad to say, but I'm not surprised. Meredeath is going to get away with this and so is Ciff. Just wait and see. It makes me sick.
call

Chicopee, MA

#11 Mar 2, 2012
SPFLD Maybe if the case was over turned then the file might be there. Why would the case be heard in BERKSHIRE COUNTY? It should be heard i SPFLD. Because the case was overturned due to conflict of interest.
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Springfield, VA

#13 Mar 2, 2012
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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Wouldn't all case files be in the possession of District Attorney David Capeless' office once Justice Hadley in Springfield overturned the decision of Magistrate Nathan Byrnes?
Further, isn't 'chain of custody' required on all evidence?
Therefore, isn't all that required to be in the hands of the DA's office once the matter leaves Justice Hadley's court?
No Paperwork - No Crime

Ashburn, VA

#14 Mar 2, 2012
You silly silly fools on here. My Dad has powers beyond those of mortal men.

You simply don't know what your messing with.

What accident? What car?

Prove it you silly silly fools !!!!
halls of injustice

Albany, NY

#15 Mar 2, 2012
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
"PITTSFIELD Just hours after Meredith D. Nilan, the daughter of Berkshire Superior Court Probation Chief Clifford J. Nilan, was arraigned on charges related to an alleged hit-and-run incident, her attorney filed a motion to dismiss all charges against the Pittsfield woman.
The motion to dismiss two charges negligent operation and leaving the scene of a personal-injury accident was filed late Wednesday afternoon by Timothy J. Shugrue, the attorney representing Meredith Nilan.
Shugrue cited the lack of any paperwork associated with the case, including copies of a January show-cause hearing that found no probable cause to charge Nilan and an appeal of that ruling by the Pittsfield Police Department. Also missing are copies of a subsequent re-hearing of the matter by Springfield District Court Judge William P. Hadley, who found sufficient probable cause to charge Nilan with the misdemeanors.
Shugrue said that when he asked to see copies of the documentation, officials in the Central Berkshire District Court clerk's office were unable to produce any records. "No one appears to know where they went," the attorney said in his reasons for requesting the dismissal.
Central Berkshire District Court Clerk Magistrate Christopher N. Speranzo could not immediately be reached for comment." -- Excerpt from
'Defense attorney files motion to dismiss charges in Meredith Nilan hit-and-run case' by Conor Berry, March 1, 2012
I thought the DA provides the defense with all the discovery. Police reports/statements, evidence, photos, a recording of Clifford Nilans call to the police the night his daughter Meredeath plowed into Peter Moore, phone records of Clifford Nilans call to a lawyer before calling the police the night his daughter Meredeath plowed into Peter Moore and fled the scene and leaving Peter Moore him to die, any witness statements..........
halls of injustice

United States

#20 Mar 8, 2012
halls of injustice wrote:
<quoted text>I thought the DA provides the defense with all the discovery. Police reports/statements, evidence, photos, a recording of Clifford Nilans call to the police the night his daughter Meredeath plowed into Peter Moore, phone records of Clifford Nilans call to a lawyer before calling the police the night his daughter Meredeath plowed into Peter Moore and fled the scene and leaving Peter Moore him to die, any witness statements..........
So anyways that's what I thought, but I found out that the DA's office can not be trusted to be fair and honest. The DA's office is a vile corrupt putrid cesspool of corruption and can not be trusted to do the right thing, the honest thing.
Paper Jake

Pittsfield, MA

#21 Mar 8, 2012
What's the big deal? Moore is a subhuman who deserves no apology, no compassion. He's a bug under our heels. We rule you. Now go watch TV and shut up.
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

Franklin, MA

#26 Mar 9, 2012
Pittsfield's Watergate?
The rising public perception suggests that wide scale, political, and insider relationships are tainting the local law enforcement community. If it hasn't begun already on some fronts, the Mass. State Attorney General's Office should begin an investigation into the whole matter.
Molly

Troy, NY

#29 Mar 11, 2012
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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Further, isn't 'chain of custody' required on all evidence?
Therefore, isn't all that required to be in the hands of the DA's office once the matter leaves Justice Hadley's court?
No - for this it's the responsibility of "No Show Speranzo". And it even states right in the Standards For Criminal Complaint that if the evidence can't be found, then the Defense's response is to request a dismissal of charges. Unnnnnbelievable! And the PPD has been waiting for 2 months to get a copy of the tape recording of the show cause hearing? Because the court no longer has the original - it's all "MISSING"!!!! Mysteriously so! Geeeee - I wonder what happened and how much that cost the Nilan's??
dun da dun dah

Troy, NY

#30 Mar 11, 2012
cil wrote:
MARTHA COAKLEY..Please..lol..Alol she is going to help? believe it when I see it..lol
Very likely at the head of the problem...could even be advising the local court people...otherwise she would be on it by now
halls of injustice

United States

#31 Mar 11, 2012
Well is it hard to believe that the FBI came to Pittsfield to "look" into the steroid/illegal drug use/activity scandal and only found one cop, just one PPD cop involved in illegal drugs.
cops are liars

United States

#33 Mar 11, 2012
Molly wrote:
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No - for this it's the responsibility of "No Show Speranzo". And it even states right in the Standards For Criminal Complaint that if the evidence can't be found, then the Defense's response is to request a dismissal of charges. Unnnnnbelievable! And the PPD has been waiting for 2 months to get a copy of the tape recording of the show cause hearing? Because the court no longer has the original - it's all "MISSING"!!!! Mysteriously so! Geeeee - I wonder what happened and how much that cost the Nilan's??
and thugs. I remember waiting a very long time for the PPD to turn over documents/reports and recordings that they denied existed. Until one day the sky opened up and documents/reports/incomplete reports and recordings finally miraculously fell from the sky. Well not all the documents/reports fell from the sky, but then for months, months, and months, there was only denial of the existence of any such documents/reports and recordings.
cops are liars

United States

#34 Mar 11, 2012
inconvenient documents to the prosecution, can't have that.
cops are psychopaths

Pittsfield, MA

#46 Aug 6, 2015
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
"PITTSFIELD Just hours after Meredith D. Nilan, the daughter of Berkshire Superior Court Probation Chief Clifford J. Nilan, was arraigned on charges related to an alleged hit-and-run incident, her attorney filed a motion to dismiss all charges against the Pittsfield woman.
The motion to dismiss two charges negligent operation and leaving the scene of a personal-injury accident was filed late Wednesday afternoon by Timothy J. Shugrue, the attorney representing Meredith Nilan.
Shugrue cited the lack of any paperwork associated with the case, including copies of a January show-cause hearing that found no probable cause to charge Nilan and an appeal of that ruling by the Pittsfield Police Department. Also missing are copies of a subsequent re-hearing of the matter by Springfield District Court Judge William P. Hadley, who found sufficient probable cause to charge Nilan with the misdemeanors.
Shugrue said that when he asked to see copies of the documentation, officials in the Central Berkshire District Court clerk's office were unable to produce any records. "No one appears to know where they went," the attorney said in his reasons for requesting the dismissal.
Central Berkshire District Court Clerk Magistrate Christopher N. Speranzo could not immediately be reached for comment." -- Excerpt from
'Defense attorney files motion to dismiss charges in Meredith Nilan hit-and-run case' by Conor Berry, March 1, 2012
And that crazy Craig Gaetani has the absurd notion that the notorious Pittsfield halls of injustice are corrupt.

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