A federal judge says the case against a Massachusetts state court judge accused of helping a man who was living in the U.S. illegally sneak out of the courthouse to evade an immigration enforcement agent can move toward trial.
U.S. District Judge Leo Sorokin on Monday rejected Newton District Court Judge Shelley Joseph’s bid to dismiss the obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges against her. No trial date has been set.
An attorney for Joseph declined to comment.
Joseph and former court officer Wesley MacGregor were charged last year on accusations that they schemed to let the man escape after a hearing on charges that included drug possession.