For Immediate Release - October 26, 2011

Reyes Pleads Guilty to Larceny Under $250

Israel Reyes, 38, of Lawrence, pleaded guilty today in Salem Superior Court to one count of larceny of property under $250. 

Judge Timothy Feeley sentenced Reyes to one year of probation, and ordered him to stay away from the Lawrence Public School properties.

Reyes admitted that on divers dates between March 9, 2004 and March 9, 2010, he directed designers employed by the Lawrence Public Schools to provide graphic design, printing materials and produce copies of political campaign literature and other personal documents for him.     

Reyes, a former mayoral candidate, was one of three men indicted last year with former Lawrence School Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy.      

Laboy is slated for trial on November 29, on eight counts of fraud or embezzlement by a city officer, and one count of possession of alcoholic beverages on a premise used for public school purposes under the charge of a public officer.

The Commonwealth was represented today by Assistant District Attorney Maureen Wilson Leal. Reyes was represented by Attorney Socrates de la Cruz.