Instructor founded guilty of staging shooting now implicated of forgery

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017|3:17 p.m.

SALEM, Mass.– A previous Massachusetts Institute of Technology teacher who was founded guilty of staging his own shooting is now implicated of creating part of his dead son’s will to get ownership of several properties.

Seventy-five-year-old John J. Donovan Sr. was arraigned Thursday on charges including forgery, attempted larceny, witness intimidation and getting a signature by incorrect pretenses.

District attorneys state Donovan created the signature of John J. Donovan Jr. to gain deeds for a minimum of 4 residential or commercial properties.

Donovan lives in Hamilton and could not be grabbed remark. It’s uncertain if he has an attorney.

He was condemned in 2007 of staging his own shooting outside a Cambridge office complex to frame another boy associated with a household conflict.

Donovan was a wealthy entrepreneur who taught at MIT till 1997. He claimed he was shot by two strangers.

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