by Brian Hayes | BorderPAC
You may recall our report nearly 3 years ago about an arrogant liberal Massachusetts judge who was indicted 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.
Hard to imagine a more egregious violation of the rule of law from a sitting judge than that.
She left her indictment in tears, devastated — as she should have been — that she was going to be held accountable for the betrayal of her oath:
Or so we thought.
Newton District Court Judge Shelley Joseph was charged with: Conspiracy to obstruct justice, Obstruction of justice, Aiding and abetting, and Obstruction of a Federal proceeding.
Her case was moving along — until Joe Biden was elected, that is. Biden fired the Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney who was prosecuting the case. Then it slowed to a crawl.
And now she is getting off scot free.
Not only will Joseph not lose her position as a judge, she will not face any prosecution for her Federal felonies.
Joseph and court officer Wesley MacGregor were both indicted in April 2019 based on allegations that on April 2, 2018, they helped illegal alien Jose Medina-Perez escape the courthouse through a back door while an ICE officer looked for him.
MacGregor lost his job. She gets to keep hers, and Biden’s new U.S. Attorney is giving her less than a slap on the wrist – referring the matter to a Massachussets state discipline commision.
Yep. You read that right. Her own peers will “judge” her, and we know how that will turn out.
More from FoxNews:
(Joseph) reached an agreement with federal prosecutors more than three years after her indictment.
U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island Zachary Cunha announced Thursday that Newton District Court Judge Shelley Joseph will refer herself to the Massachusetts Commission on Judicial Conduct for discipline rather than face federal prosecution.
“This case is about the conduct of a sitting state court judge, on the bench, in the course of her judicial duties. Its purpose has been to shed light on, and, as warranted, to secure accountability for that conduct,” Cunha said in a statement. “After I was assigned to oversee this matter, I undertook a full and comprehensive review of the evidence, the applicable law, and relevant equitable and prudential factors. Having done so, I have concluded that the interests of justice are best served by review of this matter before the body that oversees the conduct of Massachusetts state court judges, rather than in a continued federal criminal prosecution.“
Cunha added that, per the deal, Joseph will have to “make certain factual admissions” to the commission.
Joseph and court officer Wesley MacGregor were both indicted in April 2019 based on allegations that on April 2, 2018, they helped Jose Medina-Perez escape the courthouse through a back door while an ICE officer looked for him.
MacGregor no longer works for the court system, and according to Cunha’s office, he reached a deferred prosecution agreement where he will face one count of perjury while three counts — obstruction of justice, aiding and abetting; obstruction of a federal proceeding, aiding and abetting; and conspiracy to obstruct justice — will be dismissed.