Wednesday, March 13, 2013
See what a Cambridge District Court judge ruled in the case.
A Cambridge District Court judge continued the case against former selectman Annie LaCourt and her husband, Mark Burstein, without a finding for one year Thursday, March 7, according to a Middlesex District Attorney's Office spokeswoman. The couple was facing 33 counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor. They allegedly hosted an underage drinking party at their Chatham Street home on Oct. 19, 2012. Police said they found 33 minors at the party, 21 of whom were intoxicated. Most of the partygoers were 17, police said. The ruling by Judge Sevelin Singleton III required LaCourt and Burstein to change their pleas to guilty on all 33 charges. However, if the couple adheres to the conditions of their probation for one year, all of the charges will…
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The former Arlington selectman and her husband's next court date is Wednesday, Jan. 30, for a pre-trial hearing.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The following is from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. Arlington Husband and Wife Arraigned on Charges of Providing Alcohol to Minors CAMBRIDGE – An Arlington couple was arraigned Friday on charges related to providing alcohol to minors, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public Friday. Anne LaCourt, 54, of Arlington, and Mark Burstein, 58, were arraigned in Cambridge District Court on charges of furnishing alcohol to a minor (33 counts). They were arraigned earlier this week in Cambridge Juvenile Court on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor (three counts). Cambridge District Court Judge Michele Hogan released the defendants on personal recognizance. The defendant’s next court date is January…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
LaCourt was expected to go before a Cambridge District Court judge.
Update 11:40 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4 Due to a defense council conflict, the Annie LaCourt and Mark Burstein arraignments have been rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 18, according to Middlesex District Attorney spokeswoman Stephanie Chelf Guyotte. ----- Former Arlington selectman Annie LaCourt is scheduled to be arraigned today in Cambridge District Court, according to Middlesex District Attorney spokeswoman Stephanie Chelf Guyotte. LaCourt and her husband, Mark Burstein, are each facing 33 counts of furnishing alcohol to a person under 21 and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The couple was allegedly caught the night of Friday, Oct. 19, having another underage drinking party at their Chatham Street residence, while they…
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Boston Herald columnist wrote about the recent news with James Marzilli and Annie LaCourt on Sunday.
Howie Carr, the Boston Herald columnist and conservative talk radio host, gave his take Sunday on the two former Arlington politicians who have recently been in the news for the wrong reasons. In his Sunday column, “Partying like the moonbats,” Carr wrote about former state Sen. James Marzilli, who is facing new accusations in Watertown but no new charges, and former Selectwoman Annie LaCourt, who, along with her husband, is being charged in connection with an Oct. 19 underage drinking party at their Chatham Street home. Carr's column: For the moonbats of Arlington, these are the best of times, these are the worst of times, to coin a phrase. On the positive side for the pony-tailed, trust-funded, Birkenstock-clad geriatric hippies of …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The couple will be back in district court Friday, Dec. 21.
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…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Police announced the charges Monday afternoon.
Former Arlington selectman Annie LaCourt and her husband, Mark Burstein, have been charged with furnishing alcohol to a person under 21 (33 counts each) and contributing to a delinquency of a minor (three counts each), according to an Arlington Police press release Monday afternoon. LaCourt and Burstein were allegedly caught Friday night 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, police said. 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 …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Police will decide on Monday what charges or complaints, if any, will be brought against Annie LaCourt and her husband.
Former Arlington selectman Annie LaCourt was allegedly caught Friday night having another underage drinking party at her Chatham Street home. LaCourt, who did not seek reelection in April after seven years on the board, and husband Mark Burstein are facing possible misdemeanor charges, according to Arlington Police Capt. Richard Flynn, after 33 teens, 21 of whom were allegedly intoxicated, were found partying at their house while they were home. Police will decide on Monday what charges or complaints, if any, will be brought against LaCourt and Burstein, Flynn said. “Our primary concern on Friday was to make sure all of the kids got home safe,” he said. The teens who tested positive for alcohol at the scene are also subject to possible …