Ex-alderman accused of witness tampering
NASHUA - A former Nashua alderman who lost her re-election bid last November is now facing two felony charges of witness tampering, according to court documents.
A Hillsborough County Superior Court grand jury has handed up two charges of conspiracy to witness tampering against Kathryn D. Vitale, 54, of 8 Massasoit Road.
Rivera is accused of assaulting two women, including Kersey, during a dispute last August at a Nashua restaurant that resulted in six domestic violence assault charges...Rivera is now facing additional charges after being indicted this month on five counts of witness tampering and two counts of criminal liability to witness tampering in connection with Vitale's case.
Lavoie has also been indicted on two counts of conspiracy to witness tampering for the same incident, according to court documents...Vitale, who previously served as a Ward 1 alderman, was ousted last fall by newcomer Sean McGuinness. She served in her role as alderman until the end of 2013.
If convicted, she could face up to seven years in prison for each offense, and a $4,000 fine. According to court records, Vitale had not yet retained an attorney as of early Thursday afternoon...A trial has been tentatively scheduled for December. firstname.lastname@example.org..