Woman at center of State Police scandal resolves heroin charge
FRAMINGHAM — The woman at the center of a State Police scandal over an altered arrest report resolved a separate drug possession case Friday.
Alli E. Bibaud, 30, the daughter of a Dudley District Court judge, admitted during a brief hearing in Framingham District Court that there were sufficient facts to find her guilty of possessing heroin during a May incident in Shrewsbury.
Prosecutor Jacob McCrindle told the court that Bibaud was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over for a defective brake light, and she was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle and seven baggies of heroin.
Judge James Sullivan continued the case without a finding and placed her on six months’ probation, to run at the same time as her current probation stemming from an October car crash in Worcester that sparked the scandal.
In that case, Bibaud had pleaded guilty in November to charges of drunken driving and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
Sullivan sentenced her at the time to 14 months of probation, suspended her license for a year, and ordered her to complete a residential treatment program, among other provisions.
A drugged driving charge in that matter remains pending, and Sullivan scheduled the next hearing for March 9.
Bibaud declined to comment outside court, telling reporters, “I’m doing good,” before getting into a waiting vehicle.
Her lawyer, Michael Wilcox, said after the hearing that Bibaud has been sober for three months and is continuing to be treated in a rehab facility while working part-time. She will be moving into a sober house soon, Wilcox said.
“She’s focused 100 percent on recovery,” he said. “She is not concerning herself with the greater picture and the things that are being covered, with respect to the State Police or the governor’s office or the courts. She’s focused 100 percent on her recovery, and I’m happy to report that she’s doing quite well with her recovery.”
The fallout from Bibaud’s arrest in the Worcester crash prompted federal lawsuits, forced the head of the State Police and his top deputy to abruptly retire, and placed Bibaud’s father, Judge Timothy Bibaud, under scrutiny.
According to court records and officials, Trooper Ryan Sceviour initially noted in his report on the Oct. 16 crash that Bibaud admitted performing sex acts to support her addiction and also offered him sex in exchange for leniency.
Sceviour wrote that Bibaud said her father was a judge and that “he’s going to kill me.” Bibaud blew 0.22 on her breathalyzer test after the single-car crash, nearly three times the legal limit.
Then State Police Colonel Richard McKeon later ordered Sceviour to remove any reference to Bibaud’s salacious comments in the report, asserting they weren’t relevant to the arrest.
And a lawyer in Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early’s office, where Alli Bibaud worked previously as a victim witness advocate, later requested that the original report be redacted.
Sceviour and another trooper have since filed suit against the state, alleging they were improperly pressured to alter their reports.
The new State Police colonel, Kerry Gilpin, has ordered an internal review of the matter. Attorney General Maura Healey’s office is also investigating.