- Associated Press - Saturday, February 4, 2017

BOSTON (AP) - Court officials say Suffolk Register of Probate Felix Arroyo is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation of the office.

The Boston Globe reports (https://bit.ly/2l9n8Li ) that the independent probe was ordered by the state’s trial court system. It followed an earlier internal shake-up that resulted in a former Essex court official being brought in several months ago to oversee management of the Suffolk office.

Arroyo is a former Boston city councilor who was elected to the largely obscure post in 2014.

A spokesman for Arroyo called the suspension “unwarranted” and said the register inherited an office with a “long and well-documented history of mismanagement and poor performance.”

The Probate Court handles a wide range of family issues including divorces and adoptions.

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