Edward G. Kelly, 51, a defense attorney in Fall River, Massachusetts has pleaded innocent to a bizarre criminal allegation: that Kelly pretended to be a district attorney employee to tell government witnesses on the telephone that they did not need to show up for court.
The complaint alleges that he called witnesses as the witness coordinator or advocate of the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office to tell them that they were not need in cases where he represented the defendant.
Kelly has been previously brought before ethics boards — twice since 2001. This included an allegation of changing a docket entry to protect a client from default.
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