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September 25, 2015

Massachusetts Probation Officer Charged with Making False Statement

BOSTON—A Massachusetts Department of Probation officer was charged today with making a false statement to the FBI in connection with a public corruption investigation.

Lawrence Plumer, 46, of Brockton, was charged in an Information with one count of making a false statement to the FBI. Plumer has been a Massachusetts probation officer since 2000.

The charging statute provides a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. The plea agreement also filed today states that Plumer has agreed to resign his position as a probation officer. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. The U.S. Attorney’s Office also acknowledges the cooperation of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Fisher of Ortiz’s Public Corruption Unit and Special Prosecutions Unit.

The details contained in the Information are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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