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Merrimack Valley

May 2, 2013

Laboy looks forward to 'moving on' after paying back $10K to LPS

Ordered to repay $10K to Lawrence schools


Mark Rivera, Laboy’s former special assistant in the school department and a star witness at Laboy’s trial, pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of larceny of property valued under $250.

Rivera admitted to using the school department’s $500,000 printing press to make up free political literature for local and state candidates.

Rivera was sentenced to one year probation and ordered to stay away from the Lawrence Public Schools.

Also, in late January, Laboy’s son, Wilfredo Laboy II, pleaded guilty to perjury and was sentenced to one year probation. Laboy II, the owner of a Sal’s pizza franchise in Methuen, admitted he lied to the Essex County Grand Jury in September 2009 about having his pizza shop menus designed and printed with Lawrence school resources. He also admitted he lied about getting rides to work on a daily basis from school department employees.

Laboy II lost his license for two years after his second drunken driving conviction, triggering the need for rides to and from Sal’s Pizza shops he was working at in Lawrence and North Andover.

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