The indictment of Judge Shelley Joseph and court officer Wesley MacGregor on federal charges of obstruction of justice is big local and national news today, as it should be.
But for the record, Judge Shelley Joseph is not a “Newton judge” as many local headlines read today. The City of Newton does not have its own judges. She’s a Massachusetts District Court Judge (and a Natick resident, I believe) who was assigned to work at Newton District Court, a state operated court house, when the alleged incident took place.
(Count WBUR as one media site that got it right)