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Judge accepts Smith’s guilty plea, remains free on $10K unsecured bond

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Shakespeare

Everett, MA

#1 Jan 11, 2013
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Judge accepts Smith’s guilty plea, remains free on $10K unsecured bond

January 11, 2013
ADVOCATE EXCLUSIVE:
Disgraced state rep to be sentenced on April 5
By James D. Mitchell

It was William Shakespeare who once wrote to the ages:‘Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall”– and it was disgraced State Rep. Steven “Stat” Smith who declared,“Guilty, your honor” to Chief Magistrate Leo T. Sorokin in the 7th floor courtroom at the Joseph P. Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston Friday afternoon.

Standing with his attorneys Peter Bellotti and Peter Horstmann, the former school committee member and alderman waived his right to a trial and stated to the judge that he alone accepted full responsibility, coming in deep contrast to federal prosecutor’s description that in 2009 and 2010, Smith schemed with others to disqualify Everett voters by diluting valid ballots.

Smith, according to Federal prosecutors, submitted fraudulent absentee ballots in Nov. 2009, Sept. 2010 and Nov. 2011. The prosecutor stated that absentee ballots were submitted in the Everett Sept. 9, 2010 primary and November 11, 2010 general election.

Following three examples of Smith’s misdeeds of absentee ballot fraud, the prosecutor stated that Smith was in fact “working with other government employees.”

Judge Sorokin asked Smith if he disagreed with the prosecutor’s charges, Smith stood silent for a minute, replying in a shaky voice,“I alone accept full responsibility” as if he were declaring his undying loyalty to God and country. But instead, the judge magistrate reminded Smith that he was asking for a plea.

“Guilty, your honor,” he replied.

The judge then accepted his plea, asking the prosecutor and Smith’s attorney for a sentencing date – which was set for April 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM. It was recommended that Smith pay a $10,000 unsecured bond with travel restrictions, allowing for travel only in the New England states and Florida, where he owns property, according to his attorney.

The judge granted Smith permission to travel to Florida, but only with permission after filing a motion with the Probation office.

The hearing ended – along with Smith’s political career.

But what of the naming of government employees who acted in collusion with Smith in his absentee ballot scheme? Who are they? Will they be named as part of the plea agreement? Everett voters will have to wait until April 5 to find out if there really is true justice.

And it was Shakespeare who also wrote,“If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.”
knows all

Everett, MA

#2 Jan 11, 2013
That a boy Steve F'm all from the Chelsea Police to the tax payers of Everett F'm
Everett guy

Malden, MA

#3 Jan 11, 2013
Release the names of the people who voted for.

If it were me I would want to know.
Everett guy

Malden, MA

#4 Jan 11, 2013
Sorry for the poor post. I got caught up in anger.

Stat plead guilty of falsifying absentee votes. The people should know which names he used.

I know I would be angry if it were mine.

Also, how did he know which names to use? Sounds like he had some help here.

Unfortunately this is Massachusetts and this will get buried under the rug.

It's a sad world we live in.
Everett guy

Malden, MA

#5 Jan 11, 2013
Hey knows all. Let it fly.

I'm sick of scumbags.

If you know something, don't hesitate. It's about Goddamn time people know how bad we have been being screwed.
kasey

Malden, MA

#6 Jan 11, 2013
Stat maybe smart but not that smart as witnessed on many occasions, he did not do this single handly. Are the courts as stupid as him. Stat just perjured himself by saying it was all his doing. When they name the others involved then they should also charge Stat with perjury.
Everett guy

Malden, MA

#7 Jan 11, 2013
Nice job kasey. Props to you.

Lying by absenteen voting then lying again to the the court.

Stand up politicians.
Everett guy

Malden, MA

#8 Jan 11, 2013
Funniest thing is that politicians swear to an oath of upstanding the laws.......unless it applies to them!
Everett guy

Malden, MA

#9 Jan 11, 2013
Laughing at myself. Upholding the law.
Everett guy

Malden, MA

#10 Jan 11, 2013
Sorry for my double posting. Internet keeps on fading in and out.

Bottom line.

"guilty, your honor"
Froggy

Medford, MA

#11 Jan 11, 2013
Hey,

U think you got yer "little girl", that dope Corneilo and Matarazzo off the hook.... But You Wrong you Shmuck!

Get "permission" from probation to travel to your "property" in the Sunshine State and do the right thing and open up your veins in a bathtub!

Scumbag!

Freddie
Fran

Cambridge, MA

#12 Jan 12, 2013
kasey wrote:
Stat maybe smart but not that smart as witnessed on many occasions, he did not do this single handly. Are the courts as stupid as him. Stat just perjured himself by saying it was all his doing. When they name the others involved then they should also charge Stat with perjury.
No, he chose his words carefully when asked if others were involved:,“I alone accept full responsibility”. That doesn'mean he acted alone, only that he is taking the blame.
Rug Doctor

Boston, MA

#13 Jan 12, 2013
How come I haven't read a charge of identity theft? 1 for each vote!!!
How Many More

Englewood, NJ

#14 Jan 12, 2013
I hope there was an agreement to cooperate with the FEDS in this plea deal. Is it too much to ask that all that were involved be held to account?
We all know who the main suspects should be. All absentee ballots submitted for any candidate for office in the city over the past 5 years should be examined. These ballots did not fall out of a tree. There are other people involved in distributing these.
Everett Resident

Everett, MA

#15 Jan 12, 2013
How Many More wrote:
I hope there was an agreement to cooperate with the FEDS in this plea deal. Is it too much to ask that all that were involved be held to account?
We all know who the main suspects should be. All absentee ballots submitted for any candidate for office in the city over the past 5 years should be examined. These ballots did not fall out of a tree. There are other people involved in distributing these.
What do you mean by examining the ballots? It's impossible to view the actual ballots
Look at the bunny

Malden, MA

#16 Jan 12, 2013
The absentee ballots are stored somewhere. Most likely with the DA who did the investigation since theyare evidence.

I want to know if my name was used.
Big Bertha

Medford, MA

#17 Jan 13, 2013
Here's hoping Carlie will be sharing a cell with my fat arse shortly!
FAIL

Medford, MA

#18 Jan 13, 2013
The more you dump.......the more we BUMZ!

Loosha
Everett Gal

Malden, MA

#19 Jan 15, 2013
Hey Froggy...

Before you start naming names you should be careful who your pointing your little webbed finger at. Some people in that little line up of yours have many years of an impeccable reputation behind them, play by all the rules and know the laws and protocol off the top of their head. I'm sure I won't have to name names back at you.
Everyones afraid

Malden, MA

#20 Jan 15, 2013
Most everyone seems to have something to hide hence the "don't make me say it" comments.
It's almost as bad as the snitches get snitches attitude they use in the ghetto.
Oh.....never mind.

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