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News A Former Director of the METCO Program in Marblehead Charged with Larceny

11/21/2019
  • Office of the Inspector General

Media Contact for A Former Director of the METCO Program in Marblehead Charged with Larceny

Jack Meyers

An Essex County grand jury indicted a former director of the METCO program in Marblehead on larceny charges for stealing money intended to benefit students. The indictment resulted from a joint investigation by the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General and the Essex County District Attorney’s Office.

The former METCO director, Francois Fils-Aime, 47, of Randolph, is accused of using a bank account referred to as The Marblehead METCO Sunshine Fund for his personal expenses, including restaurant meals.  The account was funded by METCO parents’ yearly dues and donations from individuals and organizations.

Mr. Fils-Aime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

For additional information on this indictment, see the Essex County District Attorney’s Office press release at: Former Marblehead METCO Director Indicted for Larceny.

Media Contact for A Former Director of the METCO Program in Marblehead Charged with Larceny

Office of the Inspector General 

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an independent agency that prevents and detects fraud, waste and abuse of public funds and public property and promotes transparency in government.
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