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LEE CHIEF INDICTED FOR EXTORTING FUNDS IN PROSTITUTION CASE

 
LEE CHIEF INDICTED FOR EXTORTING FUNDS IN PROSTITUTION CASE

A lawyer for a western Massachusetts police chief facing federal extortion and money laundering charges says her client has done nothing wrong. Lee Chief Joseph Buffis is accused of extorting a $4,000 donation from two people who were facing prostitution-related charges. Federal prosecutors say Buffis used his position to extort the donation in February 2012 to the Edward J. Lalilberte Toy Fund, which he controlled.

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