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January 8, 2013

Former nanny jailed on probation violation


But weeks later, on Dec. 9, Shaktman was back in trouble, after Danvers police stopped her Toyota because it was seen driving erratically. Her boyfriend, Jamie Norden, 27, was subsequently arrested on charges of driving while under the influence of drugs and illegal possession of the drug Klonopin.

Shaktman was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police noticed her trying to climb into the front seat of her car while officers were arresting Norden. She began screaming at officers and refused to cooperate when they tried to put her in cuffs, according to a police report.

“She just does not get it,” Collins said. “In order for probation to work, you have to have the probationer show some good faith.”

Defense lawyer Meghan Taylor urged the judge to put Shaktman, who has been held since her December arrest, back on probation.

“She is asking the court for one more chance,” said Taylor, who, like her predecessor attorney in the case, called the time in Framingham a “wake-up.”

Taylor explained that Shaktman had recently been prescribed a new medication at the time of the December incident, and that her outburst was out of character.

Shaktman received credit for 41 days she’s spent in custody and will be eligible for parole after she serves a total of 90 days.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.

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