by Brian Hayes
BOSTON – A Massachusetts judge was indicted Thursday on charges that she helped an illegal alien — who had been twice-deported — sneak out a back door of the courthouse to evade a waiting immigration enforcement agent.
Newton District Court Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph and former court officer Wesley MacGregor were charged with obstruction of justice based on accusations that they schemed to let the man escape after a hearing last year on charges that included drug possession.
Newton trial court Judge Shelley Richmond Jospeh and court officer Wesley MacGregor were charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice, obstruction of justice, aiding and abetting and obstruction of a federal proceeding.
Joseph, 51, and MacGregor, 56, pleaded not guilty during brief appearances in Boston federal court. Joseph appeared to fight back tears as she left the courthouse.
The indictment stems from an April 2018 incident from when the activist judge and her partner-in-crime helped Jose Medina-Perez, slip out of the courthouse covertly through a back door to evade ICE agents.
Jose Medina-Perez had been deported two times and had a fugitive warrant out for his arrest for drunk driving and had been arraigned on narcotics charges — this is who Judge Shelley Joseph wants lurking around in society.
“Abuses of power hurt us all,” said Peter Fitzhugh, special agent in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations in Boston. “It undermines the core mission of government to serve the people. It has no place in a just and accountable society.”
Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, called the case “preposterous, ironic, and deeply damaging to the rule of law.” — but would not answer a reporter who asked her if a judge should be permitted to openly violate the rule of law.
Of course she wouldn’t answer, because we all know that is precisely what the ACLU wants judges to do — practice lawlessness so that no enforcement against illegal alien criminals like Perez can go free and remain inside our nation to commit crimes for life.
Thankfully, we have a president and administration that will hold this traitorous judge to account.
She faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned to this page for updates.