Freda Brasfield, the finance director for Boston’s Democrat Mayor Michelle Wu, has been charged with money laundering.
Brasfield is described as a Democrat activist and community organizer.
Where have we heard that title before?
FOX 25 News in Boston reports, via Yahoo News:
Boston Mayor’s finance director charged with money laundering in prison drug smuggling scheme
Freda Brasfield, the Administration and Finance Director in Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s office, was arraigned Friday on money laundering charges in an alleged prison drug smuggling scheme.
Brasfield, who is also a longtime Boston Democratic political activist and community organizer, appeared in Woburn Superior Court, along with two co-defendants, Jaime Liberty and Jayleen Rivera, both of whom are facing charges of conspiring to smuggle drugs into MCI Shirley.
Brasfield, who is represented by Boston attorney David Meier, entered a plea of not guilty to one charge of money laundering and a charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Brasfield, Liberty, and Rivera were released on personal recognizance.
According to records on file at Woburn Superior Court, a grand jury indicted Freda Brasfield on Dec. 15, 2022.
Prosecutors allege the smuggling scheme stretches back to January 2021 and that it involved a conspiracy to smuggle synthetic cannabinoids known as K2 and Spice into MCI Shirley. Prosecutors say it involved four inmates, including Brasfield’s nephew, and five “non-incarcerated relations or significant others,” including Freda Brasfield.
According to this report, she was indicted in December but just arraigned this week. What gives?
Boston City Hall Financial Director Freda Brasfield was criminally INDICTED in DECEMBER 2022. But allowed to keep working/collecting a pay check under @MayorWu until today? City Hall failed to respond to @boston25 in a timely fashion. So much for #transparency Michelle Wu. Fraud! pic.twitter.com/8cGHfMOhJr
— Boston First Responders United (BFRU) (@BostonFRU) February 10, 2023
“A source tells Boston 25 News Fred Brasfield moved money in increments of $999 to avoid banking mandatory reporting limits of $1,000.00.
Freda Brasfield serves as @wutrain’s Administration and Finance Director, earning a salary of more than $120,000 dollars.” #bospoli #mapoli https://t.co/AihO6tzSbL
— Paul Diego Craney (@pauldiegocraney) February 11, 2023
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