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    Retired judge to lead investigation into Suffolk Probate

    Felix Arroyo was elected register of probate in 2014.
    Lisa Poole
    Felix Arroyo was elected register of probate in 2014.

    Days after placing Suffolk Register of Probate Felix D. Arroyo on paid administrative leave, the Massachusetts Trial Court announced the investigator who will conduct the probe into his office.

    Retired Probate and Family Court judge Anthony Nesi will lead the investigation into operations at the registry. Arroyo was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

    A spokeswoman for the trial court would not provide any further details about the reason for the investigation.


    The Globe reported Saturday that a first assistant register from Essex County — who makes the same salary as Arroyo — has been overseeing the management of his office since October.

    Arroyo’s annual salary of $134,692 is due to increase to $139,789 as a result of the pay increase for legislators and judicial employees that the Legislature passed last week, overriding a veto by Governor Charlie Baker.

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