Five more men have been indicted in the Massachusetts EMS recertification scandal. This is the third round of indictments since the scandal broke in December of 2008. It has led to the suspension of over 200 EMT and paramedic licenses.
Those indicted in this round were Thomas Codair, Sr., 49, of Cambridge, Brian Connor, 49, of Arlington; Jonathan Kulis, 37, of Wilmington; Michael McPherson, 38, of Billerica and Brian O’Connor, 39, of Woburn.
Codair was indicted on 4 counts of violating Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) regulations by submitting false statements in documents and aiding and abetting others to evade OEMS requirements, as well as three counts of conspiracy. The others were charged with OEMS violations and conspiracy.
The indictments were handed down on Thursday, April 28, 2011 by a Suffolk County Grand Jury. Coincidentally, each of the previous rounds of indictments included five defendants.
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