Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Lawyers for Winter and his codefendant said the prosecution's statement of facts and allegations is "one-sided," according to Bostonherald.com.
On Tuesday, Middlesex Superior Court Judge Kathe Tuttman impounded, at least temporarily, the prosecution's statement of facts and allegations against former Winter Hill Gang boss Howard "Howie" Winter, according to Bostonherald.com. Winter, 83, of Millbury, and a co-defendant, James Melvin, 70, of Braintree, are accused of trying to extort $35,000 each from two businessmen, and they were arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court Tuesday morning. The Middlesex District Attorney's statement of facts and allegations includes the names of the two businessmen, electronic surveillance evidence—state police collected video and audio recordings of Winter and Melvin allegedly taking money from the two businessmen—and other details of the case against …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Howie Winter is accused of demanding money from businessmen who made a loan without consent from the North End.
Howie Winter, former boss of the notorious Winter Hill Gang, was scheduled to be arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court Tuesday morning on extortion charges, according to an announcement from the Middlesex District Attorney's office. Winter, 83, of Millbury, will be arraigned along with James Melvin, 70, of Braintree, the announcement says. According to the district attorney's office, Winter and Melvin allegedly tried to extort tens of thousands of dollars from two businessmen, making threatening statements and phone calls and leaving a threatening note at one victim's home. The extortion allegedly took place earlier in 2012. It started when two businessmen made a loan to a lawyer, according to the district attorney's office and police …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Howie Winter and James Melvin allegedly tried to extort $35,000 from businessmen who made a loan to an attorney.
Howie Winter, former boss of the notorious Winter Hill Gang, was indicted Thursday on charges of extorting money from two men, according to an announcement from the Middlesex District Attorney's office. Winter, 83, from Millbury, and James Melvin, 70, of Braintree, were indicted by a Middlesex Grand Jury on charges of attempted extortion and conspiracy, according to the announcement. According to allegations against them, Winter and Millbury intervened when two businessmen made a series of loans to an attorney who then had trouble repaying the loans, the announcement says. Winter and Melvin allegedly met with one of the businessmen at the Sons of Italy in Medford, on Broadway, just across the street from Somerville's Trum Field and near …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Howie Winter, 83, and James Melvin, 70, of Braintree, are accused of extortion and are scheduled to be arraigned this morning.