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The former city councilor had larceny charges dropped Wednesday.

Kimberly Allard. Patch File Photo
Kimberly Allard. Patch File Photo
Charges against former Attleboro City Councilor Kim Allard have been dropped, the Sun Chronicle is reporting.

According to the report, a judge determined Wednesday that there is no provision under state law to prosecute her and it would be difficult to proceed with a charge of larceny under false pretenses.

Allard was indicted in 2011 after she was accused of taking advantage of former Probate Court Judge, the late Edward F. Casey. The prosecution said Casey suffered from dementia and memory loss, and purchased an Attleboro home for $328,000, then deeded it to Allard for $1. She pleaded not guilty in 2011, just days before Election Day. She lost her re-election bid.

Her trial was originally scheduled for this past March, but was pushed back to this week in Fall River.
Jerry Chase January 10, 2014 at 12:40 PM
You couldn't find a bookie to take a bet on the results of this slam-dunk case! Anyway, NOW is the perfect time for Kimberly to announce her campaign to un-seat Paul Heroux for the state representative job on Beacon Hill. I KNOW that she could win!
paul January 10, 2014 at 03:41 PM
Ridiculous that it took 3 years for a judge to determine that there is no provision under state law to prosecute her. This sounds like it was a case of selective prosecution and a waste of taxpayer dollars.
deb of see-attleboro January 10, 2014 at 06:30 PM
Have no fear, paul. Rumor has it that there is a state rep who is drafting a bill that will prevent the elderly from disposing of their property as they choose.
Kristen Bourgette January 11, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Once again tax dollars wasted trying to prosecute someone who did nothing in lieu of doing something productive.
Gretchen Robinson January 11, 2014 at 06:53 PM
Jerry, your hatred of Paul Heroux is getting pathologic. Pretty pathetic of you.
paul January 12, 2014 at 08:27 AM
Kim Allard may have grounds for a suit against the prosecution for slander and defamation of character. Too many times our prosecutors go on witch-hunts just because they personally don't like the person. If there is no law or evidence, the right thing to do is nothing.
Jerry Chase January 12, 2014 at 05:24 PM
Gretchen, dear; You surprise me. There is no evidence to support your unfounded allegation that I despise Paul Heroux. I rather think that you simply don't like anyone criticizing a Democrat. Is that somehow a strict 'no-no'? This comment of yours really seems out of character for a woman who is genuinely pleasant in person. I'm shocked! Goodness, Gretchen; I'd support my former fellow city councilor, Kimberly, if she chooses to run again Paul for the nomination this year. Isn't that sufficient good faith within you as regards me? I did, BTW, support Hilary in Pennsylvania's Primary in '08, as did many GOP in an effort to de-rail the current disaster we have. And, yes, BHO is a bum; but that doesn't mean that I hate him, personally. Mercy, Gretchen; can't we be a little more reasonable? Don't Republicans have the right to exist? Or are you like the many in the Middle East which doesn't believe Israel has the right to exist? Is not such an advocacy anti-human, by definition?
deb of see-attleboro January 13, 2014 at 06:44 AM
Jerry, I do not think I would recognize the Gretchen you describe as "genuinely pleasant". I only know the one who attacks those with dissenting opinions of her team and/or her positions. Perhaps she doesn't realize that calling a Christian a hater is very hurtful. Unfortunately, it has become an effective way to silence the opposition and influence those who might consider questioning the political elites.
Jerry Chase January 13, 2014 at 02:08 PM
Deb, I'm choosing to believe the person I finally happened to me at a local business establishment. I was a bit distracted at the time, not recognizing her . . . and she gave me a pleasant hello. I responded in kind, and also said hello to her husband. We spoke briefly. I believe that it is very possible for various folks to be different in person than they are "on-line". Yes, since it seemed to be a known "political style of speech", I figure that she didn't mean it literally. I'm no hero; but would simply try to promote good will - - - - as you also do, Deb. Thank you.
Gretchen Robinson January 14, 2014 at 05:28 PM
It's amazing how people can make up a story about who someone is or isn't as a way to restate their own particular views. And bash the person in the process. Deb, local Christians I have met have almost always been, to use Jerry's words, "genuinely pleasant" in person. (I have never met Harold Crowell in person, so I don't have to extend my opinion to him). However national Republicans and many religious conservatives want to lurch this country into a theocracy. Look up dominionists and learn something. I'm a democracy-loving gal and don't want the American Taliban of the Republican party/Tea Party to take over. Evidently the American voter agrees with me, since they chose Barack Obama for president a second time.
deb of see-attleboro January 14, 2014 at 05:42 PM
Gretchen: I will not look up "dominionists" unless you can prove to me I have something to fear. So have at it. I have better things to do.
Gretchen Robinson January 15, 2014 at 11:24 AM
well read more widely. The American Taliban wants to substitute biblical law for American law and the Constitution will be out superseded by a draconian, unAmerican court system, for one. Check out Ted Rafel Cruz and his daddy Rafel, both are Dominionists, Otherwise, put the blinders back on and go on as usual.
deb of see-attleboro January 15, 2014 at 02:37 PM
Gretchen: You do not want me to read more widely. You want me to read exactly what you read and accept it. That's what a fascist would demand. Hmmm.....
Jerry Chase January 16, 2014 at 06:34 PM
"American Taliban" ? Really, Gretchen. Such doesn't exist and you know it! This dumb talk only flies in Cambridge, Madison, or Berkley. If I didn't know better, I'd suspect that your smoking the stuff that some want to legalize.
paul January 16, 2014 at 09:14 PM
The stuff some people want to legalize? I think maybe you need to wake up and smell whatever. 58% of Americans want to end the war on marijuana. When other states see how much tax revenue Colorado & Washington are raking in, voters will be in favor of it regardless if they smoke or not. Money will also be saved by not jailing people for marijuana prohibition.
Gretchen Robinson January 17, 2014 at 12:45 AM
deb, more wild accusations. I think you have a thing about me, your favorite punching bag. Really, dear, I couldn't care less about what you read or anything else about you. Your post reveals who you are.
deb of see-attleboro January 17, 2014 at 05:56 AM
That is the funniest post I have ever read, gretchen!!! YOU have out done yourself! I never thought it possible!!! LOL!
deb of see-attleboro January 17, 2014 at 06:05 AM
paul: And then we have "statesmen" like Markey writing letters scolding NBC because of the use of e-cigarettes during the Golden Globes. One must wonder if the political elites are worried about the effect this new technology will have on big tobacco.

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