A timeline for Linda E. Duffy, formerly of the Saugus Public Library

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Linda Duffy (center) left court following her arraignment.

Sept. 29, 1992: Linda E. Duffy of Saugus is indicted by a federal grand jury on 13 counts of mail fraud, conspiracy, and perjury in the alleged theft of $120,000 from American International Adjustment Co., a Boston insurance firm.

Jan. 4, 1993: Duffy pleads guilty in US District Court in Boston.


April 22, 1993: Duffy is sentenced to 21 months in federal prison, 36 months of supervised release, and is charged a $50 special assessment fee for each count.

Jan. 12, 1995: Duffy is released from prison.

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Jan. 19, 1999: Duffy is hired as a part-time administrative assistant at Saugus Public Library. In 2000, she is given the additional title of library associate. In 2004 she is hired full time, and in 2010, is named a senior library associate.

July 13, 2011: Duffy is placed on administrative leave, amid a town investigation into financial irregularities at the library.

July 25, 2011: Duffy resigns her position at the library.


Dec. 7, 2011: A federal grand jury indicts Duffy for the alleged theft of more than $800,000 in library funds. She is charged with 10 counts of money laundering, four counts of mail fraud, and one count of aggravated identity theft. She is arrested at her Saugus home and is released after posting a $100,000 unsecured bond.

Dec. 20, 2011: Duffy pleads not guilty during her arraignment in US District Court in Boston. She remains free on bail. A trial date has not been set.

Sources: US attorney’s office and town of Saugus.

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