A former Middlesex assistant district attorney has been indicted for misusing his position and trading information in exchange for oxycodone pills, the state attorney general’s office announced Thursday.
A statewide grand jury indicted Stephen Gilpatric, 35, of Somerville, on three charges – unlawful gratuity, unlawfully communicating criminal offender record information, and receiving unlawful compensation, according to a news release from the AG’s office. Gilpatrick is due to be arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court on Friday morning.
Gilpatric allegedly was spending hundreds of dollars a week to feed his addiction to Oxycontin, according to the news release.
He served as an assistant district attorney in the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office between November 2007 and October 2014, at which point the AG’s Office began an investigation, the release stated. Gilpatrick most recently worked in a unit of the DA’s office that handles public protection, anti-terrorism, corruption and technology. He handled public corruption, white collar crime and major narcotics prosecutions, among others, according to the release.
In October 2011, Gilpatric allegedly provided information about another individual to his drug supplier in exchange for oxycodone pills, according to the press release. He allegedly gave his drug supplier a Board of Probation record, a police report, a photograph, and other personal identifying information, the release stated.
Gilpatric also allegedly provided confidential law enforcement information, such as a criminal record and an organizational chart of a drug ring, to the same drug supplier and his brother, aiming to receive pills in exchange, the press release stated.
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