Charles Toomajian, formerly a city solicitor and city councillor, has been placed in a pre-release program that allows him to serve the majority of his two-year sentence for money laundering outside the county jail, according to a Boston Globe report.
It's unclear exactly when Toomajian was released from House of Correction in Billerica via the program.
"Mr. Toomajian is in custody, currently in a prerelease program," reads a Middlesex County Sheriff's Office statement, according to the Globe report.
Through the program, inmates can have an arranged place to live and employment. The low-risk inmates, considered to be less likely to reoffend, are allowed to serve their sentence outside of prison so long as jail officials approve their participation in the program.
Toomajian, who had a private law practice and was serving as assistant to former Malden Mayor Richard C. Howard when he was
indicted in October 2010, pleaded guilty to charges of larceny and accessory after the fact to a felony, according to a Globe
report. He served as a middle man for bookmakers and an accomplice who owed them gambling debts and was willing to steal from his employer to pay them off, according to the report. He was also ordered to pay $350,000 in restitution, as well as serve five years of probation upon his release, the report adds.