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January 21, 2013

Con victim fights back

Contractor turns detective after he's stiffed out of $15K


He took his information to Beverly police detectives and they followed up on it, eventually seeking a warrant for Silva’s arrest. He was caught after a car in which he was a passenger was pulled over on Route 1.

His lawyer, Carmine Lepore of Revere, declined to comment on the case, saying he’s still going through the stack of reports and evidence, but said he expects to ask that the charges be dismissed at the next hearing in the case on March 1.

Meanwhile, Silva remains free on $1,000 personal surety.

Keenan’s not sure he’ll ever see any of the money he’s owed. “At this point,” Keenan said, “it’s the satisfaction” of seeing Silva held to account.

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




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