Convicted Massachusetts Boss Back in Jail after Violating Parole

U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton (Mass., G.H.W. Bush) revoked the federal supervised release of Clement H. Porter II on June 26, and sentenced him to 6 months in prison in connection with Porter’s contact with a convicted felon while on supervised release, in violation of his release conditions.

In 1999, Porter was convicted of embezzling $24,595 from Local 243 of the Laborers Intl. Union of N. Amer. between July 1994 and December 1997, where he was serving as the Treasurer at the time.  Porter was sentenced to a term of 1 year and 1 day in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.

The evidence showed that on May 25, 2003, the Provincetown Police Department responded to a disturbance at a local hotel parking lot.  The police encountered Porter and a convicted felon involved in an argument in a truck parked nearby.  Porter was questioned by police, but he was not arrested.  Subsequently, Porter filed with the U.S. Probation Office a false monthly report in which he failed to disclose his contact with police and his contact with a convicted felon. [U.S.A.O. MA, 6/27/03]