Marshard V. Grasing Case Summary

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COMPLAINT This matter was opened by bar counsel on January 25, 2017. In or about December 2016, while preparing for hearing on B.B.O. File Nos. C5-14-0055 and C5-16-0008, bar counsel learned that the respondent, Laura Marshard, an assistant district attorney in the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office, had allegedly provided information concerning an ongoing police investigation to the target of the investigation. Bar counsel also learned that Marshard allegedly violated the Rules of Professional Conduct while handling a criminal complaint. If the allegations are supported, Marshard would have violated Mass.R.Prof.C 1.7 (a) and 8.4 (d),(h)&(e).
Grasing matter On October 19, 2011, Edgartown Police Department applied for, received, and executed a search warrant for the home of Gabriel Grasing, located at 27 Thirteenth Street, Edgartown, MA 02539. The search warrant provided Edgartown Police Department permission to search the home for the following: “Illegal Narcotics, Specifically prescription pills Class C, Class E and Marijuana, …show more content…

In addition to law enforcement, several individuals were present in the home during the execution of the warrant including Gabriel Grasing, Jason Willoughby, Allyson Syslo, Edward Motuza, Scott Francis, and Daniel BenDavid. At that time, Grasing, Willoughby, Motuza, and BenDavid were living at 27 Thirteenth Street. Approximately 10 items were seized from the home during the execution of the warrant; eight of these items were taken from Jason Willoughby’s bedroom. All of the items taken were identified as a “green leafy substance,” except for several Suboxone pills taken from BenDavid’s

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