For Immediate Release
March 5, 2010
Assistant Attorney General Jacqueline Rompre
Attorney James Vara
Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announces that Brian Blasi (49 years old) of Plymouth was arrested today and charged with six counts of obstructing government administration and one count of unlawful simulation of legal process.
The charges are the result of an investigation by the Attorney General's Office into Blasi's sending a warrant for the arrest of the five New Hampshire Supreme Court Justices (Chief Justice John T. Broderick, Jr., Senior Associate Justice Linda S. Dalianis, Associate Justice James E. Duggan, Associate Justice Gary E. Hicks, and Associate Justice Carol Ann Conboy) to the Concord Police Department. The obstructing government administration charges allege that Blasi sent the warrants with the purpose to retaliate against each of the Justices for performing their official duties. The unlawful simulation of legal process charge alleges that Blasi sent the warrants, which had no judicial notice or other sanction, with a purpose to procure the compliance of the Concord Police Department in arresting each of the Justices. Blasi's actions were in response to the Supreme Court's decision in case no. 2009-0379, In the Matter of Michelle Breer and Brian Blasi, whereby the Court dismissed his appeal of a ruling on a domestic violence petition.
Each of the charges carries a maximum penalty of twelve months in the house of corrections and a fine of $2,000.
Blasi was arraigned today in Concord District Court. Bail was set in the amount of $7,000 personal recognizance. As a condition of bail, Blasi may not utilize his Justice of the Peace license for any purpose pending further order by the Court.
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