MCC to host Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone.

MCC Hosts Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone

Middlesex Community College will observe Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with a special appearance by Gerard (Gerry) T. Leone Jr., Middlesex District Attorney, at noon Thursday, Sept. 30, in MCC’s Federal Building Assembly Room, 50 Kearney Square, Lowell. Admission is free and open to the public.

Elected in 2006, Leone oversees the prosecution and investigation of hundreds of serious violent crimes throughout Middlesex County every year. Some of his most notable convictions were “shoe bomber” Richard Reid, who attempted to blow up a plane with 180 passengers onboard; British au pair Louise Woodward, who was convicted of killing 8-month-old Matthew Eappen; and members of the State Treasury who stole $9.7 million in taxpayer funds in the largest public corruption case in the Commonwealth’s history.

Prior to his election as district attorney, Leone worked as a prosecutor for the offices of the United States Attorney, the Massachusetts Attorney General, and the Middlesex District Attorney.

This special Constitution Day and Citizenship Day event is sponsored by MCC’s Student Activities Office. Also, special displays of materials related to the U.S. Constitution, citizenship and U.S. history will be available in MCC’s Bedford and Lowell campus libraries.

For more information about Constitution Day and Citizenship Day at Middlesex, call Patrick Cook, MCC Executive Director of Public Affairs, at 978-656-3134.