- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

BOSTON (AP) - A Boston man has been sentenced to two years behind bars for harassing a state prosecutor.

Bradley Sylvestre pleaded guilty last week to violating the state’s witness intimidation law, which prohibits the harassment of witnesses, prosecutors, citizens serving as grand jurors and others.

Sylvestre was prosecuted by Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey’s office to avoid conflict of interest issues because the victim works in Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley’s office.

Morrissey’s office said the prosecutor contacted Sylvestre to ask him to testify before a grand jury investigating a 2016 shooting in Boston. Sylvestre refused and swore at the prosecutor. He later called the prosecutor back and left an “obscene and sexually explicit message.”

Sylvestre’s lawyer asked for probation, but a judge adopted the recommendation of prosecutors and ordered him to serve two years in jail.

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