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Former state representative Santiago arrested

Jose Santiago, the former state representative who is accused of violating a restraining order taken out against him by a former girlfriend, was arrested Saturday in Lawrence, said Police Chief John J. Romero. He was arrested on a warrant outside a club on Essex Street at 12:30 a.m., Romero said.

Santiago ran unsuccessfully in November for a seat in the House of Representatives. He previously had served in the House before he was defeated in 2002 by his former campaign manager, William Lantigua, now the mayor of Lawrence.

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The Eagle-Tribune newspaper reported Santiago began working as a temporary employee in the Lawrence public works department in late November, at the same time a public works employee was fired while on unpaid leave to care for his dying wife.

Lantigua did not return a call Saturday seeking comment on the matter. Santiago is being held until his expected arraignment on Monday in Lawrence District Court, Romero said.

Zachary T. Sampson can be reached at zacharytsampson@globe.com.
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