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January 7, 2013

Santiago released on personal recognizance

LAWRENCE - Former State Rep. Jose Santiago was released on personal recognizance today following his arraignment on charges he allegedly violated a restraining order obtained by his ex-girlfriend.

Santiago, wearing the same black suit and purple shirt he was arrested in early Saturday morning outside a Lawrence nightclub, was warned by District Court Judge Michael Brooks to have no contact of any kind with the woman.

Santiago allegedly threatened the woman by saying, "If you are not going to be with me, you are not going to be with anybody."

Santiago, 53, who was recently hired by Mayor William Lantigua as a city DPW laborer, was shackled as he was brought into court and tried to hide from news cameras. He spent the weekend in the Middleton Jail.

Prosecutors sought $10,000 bail.

Santiago is also a fired Methuen police sergeant and ran unsuccessfully for state representative the past fall.

Lantigua hired him for the DPW job after he fired another worker who was seeking more time off to stay at home with his terminally ill wife.

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