Syndey Depaulo Convicted on 11 Charges for Forged Petition

Syndey Depaulo, who confessed to forging a petition against UpperWest and submitting it to the Cambridge License Commission against our liquor license application, was convicted on October 20, 2015 on 11 counts, including forgery, uttering and witness intimidation.

See Cambridge Day article below by Marc Levy.

Convictions follow forged petition intended to keep competition away from restaurant

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Press Release, District Attorney: Cambridge Man Arraigned On Forgery Charges

Press Release, Middlesex County District Attorney's Office

Boston Globe: Man accused of forging signatures to block Cambridge wine bar

Cambridge Day: Hearing gives commission a chance to ask why it granted liquor license in first place

Cambridge Day: Decade after okaying illegal liquor license, board corrects its mistake – incorrectly?

Boston Curbed: Did a real estate broker forge a bunch of names to eighty-six a wine bar?

Boston Eater: The Upperwest Plot Thickens With a Sketchy Petition

Universal Hub: Cambridge man faces criminal charges for allegedly fake petition against a wine bar

YouTube Videos of Cambridge City Hearings

Although the City of Cambridge does a great job providing the public with videos of most general City Council meetings, it does not release recordings of all of the hearings of its boards and commissions.

We discovered this during the 10 days between our two hearings, when we had no access to an audio or video of our first hearing in order to prepare.

We now create audio/video recordings of the Cambridge City hearings that we attend ( Hopefully this will help applicants better prepare for future hearings, and give interested members of the public valuable access to better information.

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