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Former Malden City Solicitor on Pre-Release from Prison

Charles Toomajian, formerly a city solicitor and city councillor, has been placed in a pre-release program that allows him to serve the majority of his two-year sentence for money laundering outside the county jail.

Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn. Credit: File photo
Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn. Credit: File photo
Charles Toomajian, formerly a city solicitor and city councillor, has been placed in a pre-release program that allows him to serve the majority of his two-year sentence for money laundering outside the county jail, according to a Boston Globe report.

It's unclear exactly when Toomajian was released from House of Correction in Billerica via the program.

"Mr. Toomajian is in custody, currently in a prerelease program," reads a Middlesex County Sheriff's Office statement, according to the Globe report.

Through the program, inmates can have an arranged place to live and employment. The low-risk inmates, considered to be less likely to reoffend, are allowed to serve their sentence outside of prison so long as jail officials approve their participation in the program.

Toomajian, who had a private law practice and was serving as assistant to former Malden Mayor Richard C. Howard when he was indicted in October 2010, pleaded guilty to charges of larceny and accessory after the fact to a felony, according to a Globe report. He served as a middle man for bookmakers and an accomplice who owed them gambling debts and was willing to steal from his employer to pay them off, according to the report. He was also ordered to pay $350,000 in restitution, as well as serve five years of probation upon his release, the report adds.
david mokal January 17, 2014 at 08:15 PM
IU guess crime does pay!
jirkyrick January 18, 2014 at 08:29 AM
Probably a new position opening up in Winchester city hall
Frank Ryan January 18, 2014 at 09:57 AM
It's not like he can just go on living his life as he once did. Oh wait........
david mokal January 18, 2014 at 11:48 AM
JIRKY your absolutly right. I think he is going to Winchester with his Goomba. God Bless Him. Guilty by association. Apples dont fall from trees. When I gro up I want to be just like him. SEE Crime does pay. What a good example he sets. Pat on the back look remorse when you leave the courthouse and when you turn the corner laugh like hell at us. WTG
David Marsters January 18, 2014 at 12:59 PM
When is Dick Howard going to jail?
Ann Q. January 18, 2014 at 01:45 PM
Mr Toomajian has been riding the commuter rail to and from Billerica House of Corrections every day for months, to work in the kitchen of Anthony's Restaurant! So the fact that he gets to spend the rest of his sentence at home should come as no great surprise! Where crime may not pay, it certainly doesn't hurt too badly when you know the right people!!
coldwaterdiver January 19, 2014 at 09:45 AM
I'm sure he'll have to suffer with a job at the Charter School, having to get by on a 95K salary, poor kid.

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