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Former Suffolk Law student earns jail time in lieu of degree

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Former Suffolk Law student David Scher pleaded guilty on Tuesday afternoon in an attempt to alter court documents in order to adjust his guilty finding for stealing a laptop from a university locker to not guilty, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

The former student and Boston real estate broker was sentenced to more than two years in jail, according to the District Attorney’s office. Scher had received a suspended sentence for the laptop theft in 2014, according to an article in the Boston Globe, and was indicted just last year of charges of tampering with a court document, forgery, perjury and uttering a false document.

According to reports last year, Scher “knew his way around a courtroom” as he had sued the City of Boston, the City of Newton, a Brighton condo board over election improprieties where he failed to win a seat, the people who rented his condominium as well as the bank that held the mortgage for it, and even his own parents after they backed out of a promise to sell him the family boat.

Scher had been once honored by the National Association of Realtors as one of the top 30 Realtors under 30.

Scher’s attorney Richard M. Doyle Jr. did not respond to Journal reporters for comment as of early Wednesday morning.

Scher was expected to receive a 20-year sentence, according to multiple news reporters last year.

According to sources, Scher was in his last year at Suffolk Law when he stole the laptop computer.

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  1. Frank Williams on April 27th, 2017 12:38 pm

    There is more information on David Scher.

    He pleaded guilty on April 14, 2017 for leaving the scene of an accident, causing bodily injury, running a red light, and driving without insurance for an accident which occurred on June 13, 2014. Over the course of that time, there were over 20 times when Scher appeared in Brighton Municipal Court where he hired/fired a number of public defenders, decided to defend himself (pro se), and made motions to have the case dismissed. He even pleaded guilty in Feb. of this year, and when the judge sentenced him to jail, he withdrew his plea.

    Last week he plead guilty for his crimes and was sentenced to 2 years in the house of corrections with 6 months to serve. He asked to be given a day to get his affairs in order and was fitted with a GPS device. He also asked for an extra day so he didn’t have to be taken away in front of his parents (who he sued a few years ago for not selling him a boat – from a Boston Globe article in 2016)

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