BOSTON - A Revere man was charged today in federal court with criminal contempt of court for his alleged failure to testify before a federal grand jury in Boston.
The indictment alleges that between June 24, 2010 and July 1, 2010, Eric Rogers, 43, was called before a federal grand jury in Boston and was ordered to testify under a court order that compelled his testimony and provided him with immunity for that testimony. The indictment alleges that Rogers knowingly and willfully disobeyed that court order by refusing to testify.
If convicted on these charges, Rogers faces the possibility of a term of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Richard Deslauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael L. Tabak of Ortiz’s Organized Crime Strike Force Unit.
The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.