Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

Notable & Quotable

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Bulger Case

Healy for Notable

"The trial was truly startling in that it unveiled publicly on the record the complete depth and depravity of federal corruption and protection offered to organized crime figures over the past decades."

MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Nov. 14, 2013

"This is not purely ceremonial, and its applicability is very real. The appeal doesn't just disappear and the case isn't merely dismissed, but everything associated with the case is extinguished, leaving the defendant as if he had never been indicted or convicted."

MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, Boston Herald, Nov. 18, 2013

Mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was sentenced to two life terms plus five years, and $19.5 million in restitution on Nov. 14. Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Healy said "the sentence was not surprising, given the avalanche of testimony and evidence presented against Bulger." Bulger has appealed the decision and if he passes away while his appeal is pending, his death frees him of any murder convictions, according to a doctrine honored by state and federal courts for 110 years. Healy told the Boston Herald that Bulger's death would be "a game-changer."

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Ronquillo appointed BMC chief

"Judge Ronquillo is well-respected for his intellect, temperament and judicial acumen. He is an outstanding choice to serve as the next chief justice of the Boston Municipal Court.''

MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, Boston Globe, Nov. 15, 2013

Judge Roberto Ronquillo Jr. was appointed chief justice of the Boston Municipal Court for a five-year term on Nov. 15. The Massachusetts Bar Association applauded Ronquillo's selection and in a statement included in Boston Globe and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly articles announcing Ronquillo's appointment, Healy described Ronquillo as a leader who will serve as "a unifying voice in the BMC."

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