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GELZINIS: For Maria Guzman, Sister of Boylston Kingpin, Family Loyalty Ran 'Too Deep'

Boston Herald columnist Peter Gelzinis has a column about Maria Guzman, 28, a Forest Hills street resident and little sister of alleged Boylston Street gang kingpin Juan Guzman.

Loyalty to family versus adherence to the law — it's a big theme in art and real life. Just think of Bill and Whitey Bulger or Bruce Springsteen's haunting "Highway Patrolman."

In discussing Monday's huge news that , one human story that jumps out is that of Maria Guzman, the little sister of alleged coke kingpin Juan Guzman. Maria Guzman, 28, lives here in JP on Forest Hills Street and worked as a judicial secretary in Dorchester. She allegedly worked a second job as accountant for her brother's syndicate.

Even phlegmatic Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley has compared the real story to the fictional Baltimore drug ring in "The Wire."

Boston Herald columnist Peter Gelzinis has a piece today exploring Maria Guzman's divided loyalties — choosing her family over the law.

"Everybody loved her," a Dorchester court worker told the Herald yesterday. "If I told you that people around here are stunned by what’s happened, you’d probably say 'Yeah, right.' Only this time, it happens to be true."

Read Gelzinis' column to find out what was in the safety deposit box that Maria Guzman had keys to and other telling details from this story.

Bob from JP July 12, 2012 at 02:19 AM
What an idiotic article. This is about $$$, nothing else.
Spike O'Cool July 12, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Sibling loyalty is fine but it costs. Billy Bulger lost his job, Jackie Bulger lost his pension. Read all about the Bulgers at www.thetrialofwhiteybulger.com. There's a lot more to the story than meets the eye.

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