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BOSTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors are highlighting a photo they say shows a former Boston City Hall official accepting a bribe as they argue for prison time in the case. A sentencing memorandum filed Friday by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dustin Chao says the photo shows John Lynch accepting one of several payments from a developer in 2018. Lynch is slated to be sentenced Jan. 24 in Boston federal court. A former assistant director in the Boston Planning and Development Agency, he pleaded guilty in September to bribery and filing a false tax return. Prosecutors are seeking four years in prison for Lynch.
BOSTON (AP) - Treasures from famed Egyptian ruler King Tut are coming to Boston. The more than 150 artifacts from Tutankhamun's tomb will be on display from June 13 through January 2021 at a special events space in the city's Back Bay neighborhood. They're part of a travelling exhibit with stops in Paris, London and Los Angeles. The exhibit is billed at the largest display of Tut treasures ever to travel outside of Egypt. Mayor Marty Walsh announced the exhibit backed by a 25-foot, 2-ton recreation of an Egyptian tomb guard statue outside City Hall earlier this week. Officials say its the first time King Tut’s possessions have visited Boston in nearly 60 years.
LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) - A 21-year-old man has died in a single-car crash in Massachusetts. Police in Leominster say Luis Matias had been driving on Route 12 early Friday morning when his car ended up in the median of the road and struck a utility pole head-on. He was taken to HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster where he was pronounced dead. Police say the crash remains under investigation.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A man arrested for breaking and entering has escaped from custody while at a hospital in Rhode Island. Police said Saturday that David Marroquin had been apprehended Friday for an incident that happened Tuesday. The 19-year-old Providence resident had complained of injuries and was brought to Rhode Island Hospital, where he fled. Marroquin was last seen wearing a white sweatshirt, a jean jacket with fur on the collar and white and red Nike sneakers, police said. They also urged caution because Marroquin is known to carry firearms and had a knife during the alleged break-in.
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