The state is moving forward with all charges Arlington police brought against former Arlington selectman Annie LaCourt and her husband, Mark Burstein, last month.
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, a district court magistrate found probable cause to charge the couple with furnishing alcohol to a person under 21, 33 counts each, according to Arlington Police Capt. Richard Flynn. Then, on Thursday, Nov. 15, a juvenile court found sufficient cause to charge them with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, three counts each, he said.
The couple will be arraigned on the furnishing charges in Cambridge District Court, which is actually on Route 16 in Medford, on Friday, Dec. 21, he said. No date has been set for the juvenile court arraignment, he said.
LaCourt and Burstein were allegedly caught the night of Friday, Oct. 19, having another underage drinking party at their Chatham Street residence, while they were home.
Police said they found 33 teenagers at the house, 21 of whom were allegedly intoxicated. Most of them were 17, according to police.
The couple’s lawyer, Tom Brant, told Boston.com that “they look forward to fighting the charges and expect the case to look much different when all of the facts come out.”
LaCourt and Burstein did not attend Wednesday’s hearing, which was closed, according to the Boston.com report.
Flynn said it’s not yet known what penalties the couple could face if they are convicted.
In June 2009, police responded to a smaller party at the residence, while LaCourt, then a selectman, was home; however, she was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing.
LaCourt did not seek reelection in April after seven years on the board. She’s still a current Town Meeting member from Precinct 15.