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Meanwhile a District Court Clerk Magistrate in Massachusetts Gets Loads of Time Off Work

“WCVB 5 Investigates” tracked Colicchio for 26 days during a four-month period and found her at the courthouse on average 2 hours and 23 minutes per day. She’s still in her job 5 years later.

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Jan 14th, 2020

We recently came across this 5 Investigates, a Boston TV station who tracked the work habits of Concord District Court Clerk Magistrate Ann Colicchio on 26 business days during a four-month period and found the clerk at the courthouse on average two hours and 23 minutes a day.

Well that was nearly 5 years ago, so we thought we’d follow up and find out who the new Clerk Magistrate would be, as surely Colicchio would be long gone. We were wrong. Concord gets its sanctions templates from Texas, clearly.

The Court Website shows Colicchio still in the Same Job Today

Mass: Concord District Court Clerk Magistrate Ann Colicchio Suspended after TV Investigation Busted Her but she is Given 30 Days Unpaid Leave as Punishment…

Concord  – is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. At the 2010 census, the town population was 17,668. The United States Census Bureau considers Concord part of Greater Boston. The town center is near where the confluence of the Sudbury and Assabet rivers forms the Concord River.

Concord District Court Clerk Magistrate Ann Colicchio has been suspended as part of her discipline after a Trial Court investigation into her reportedly short work days and long lunches, The Sun has learned.

Sources said that Colicchio has been suspended from her $134,692-per-year job for 30 days. It is unclear when her suspension ends, but sources said the Trial Court has an out-of-county clerk magistrate running Concord District Court in Colicchio’s absence.

Colicchio could not be reached for comment, as the phone number listed for her was not in service Monday.

Trial Court spokeswoman Jennifer Donahue said in a statement that after reviewing WCVB’s news reports aired on Nov. 13 and 16, District Court Chief Justice Paul Dawley conducted an investigation under Rule 3:13 of Professional Responsibility for Clerks of the Court.

“The investigation has been concluded and appropriate administrative action has been taken,” Donahue said.

When asked to describe Colicchio’s punishment, Donahue wrote, “Disciplinary action and the Clerk-Magistrate’s status are confidential pursuant to the rules and policies governing personnel matters.”

Colicchio’s job as bail commissioner for the Lowell area for which she earned about $35,000 last year was revoked by the Trial Court before the WCVB Channel 5 investigation into Colicchio’s work habits.

“WCVB 5 Investigates” tracked Colicchio for 26 days during a four-month period and found her at the courthouse on average 2 hours and 23 minutes per day.

Colicchio denied any wrongdoing, saying it was time she earned. She said she took 47 hours of leave during a five-month period to deal with family health issues.

Clerk magistrates get 30 vacation days per year and can accrue up to 60 days per year, plus five personal days and 15 sick days.

The investigation also found Colicchio spending time during the work day with Lowell District Court Clerk William Lisano, who has not worked since February when he was charged with assaulting his wife. His case is still pending.

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