For Immediate Release - September 20, 2013

An Essex County Grand Jury indicted Justo Garcia, 60, of Lawrence for allegedly stealing money from a parking garage and performing campaign-related tasks while at his city job.

Mr. Garcia, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Lawrence District Court on June 7, 2013.  The indictments move the case from District to Superior Court.  He is charged with Larceny Over $250, Presenting a False Claim to a Municipality and Presenting a Fraudulent Claim to an Employer.

Mr. Garcia is presumed innocent until proven guilty.  An arraignment date for Superior Court has not yet been scheduled.