For Immediate Release - November 08, 2010

Lynn Attorney Arrainged For Allegedly Destroying Murder File

Attorney Ilya Ablavsky, 32, of 130 Neptune Blvd., Lynn, was arraigned today in Salem District Court on charges of larceny under $250, and tampering with a record, document or other object for use in an official proceeding.

Prior to arraignment Ablavsky was examined by a court clinician and found to be incompetent at this time, so no plea was entered on his behalf. Judge Michael Lauranzano ordered Ablavsky to Solomon-Carter-Fuller Hospital in Boston for further evaluation, and continued his case until November 24 for a status hearing.

Ablavsky allegedly appeared in the clerk's office at Salem Superior Court on Wednesday, November 3, presented his identification and asked to see the file for murder defendant Jose Cabrera, 20, of Lynn. Ablavsky allegedly left with the file when no one was looking and shredded the documents.

He then called Cabrera's attorney, Jeffrey Karp, to tell him of what he'd done. Karp immediately contacted the Essex District Attorney's Office.

Ablavsky was arrested by State Police just before 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in Lynn District Court, and was held over the weekend at the Middleton House of Correction.

Ablavsky is represented by Attorney Mark Schmidt.