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.