Excerpts: IT Guru John Donovan Sentenced To Clean Up Horse Trails
- Convicted last summer of faking his own shooting, former MIT professor and well-known IT guru John Donovan Sr. was sentenced this week to clean up horse trails that may include some of his own property, according to a Boston newspaper report Wednesday.
- A spokesman for the Cambridge Police Department likened the community service to “raking leaves,” according to a report in the Boston Herald, which quoted police spokesman Frank Pasquarello.
- “It was a difficult night,” Pasquarello said of the shooting incident. “We had officers up and down Mass. Ave. looking for the gunmen. The next day some people in the building were too scared to go to work.”
- In recent weeks, Judge Fishman approved Donovan’s community service, which involved working on the Essex County Trail Association near his estate in the swank town of Hamilton, the home of some of the bluest of Boston’s blueblood Brahmins.