BY JULIE MANGANIS, STAFF WRITER
The Salem News
June 28, 2012
—- — SALEM — Moments after learning he’ll spend the next three years in prison, Daniel Eremian unloaded on his brother-in-law, Rep. John Tierney today, calling the Salem Democrat “the biggest liar in the world.”
“He knew everything that was going on,” said Eremian, 62, the former owner of Brodie’s Pub in Peabody, who now lives in Boca Raton, Fla. “He sat in the boxes with bookies at Fenway Park.”
He called Rep. Tierney’s claims to the contrary “hogwash.”
Tierney did not respond to requests for comment this afternoon.
Eremian, went on to say his sister, Patrice Tierney, was “forced” to enter a plea agreement with prosecutors to save her husband’s political career.
Patrice Tierney pleaded guilty in 2010 to helping her other brother, Robert Eremian, file false tax returns. She spent a month at a federal prison camp in Connecticut and is on probation. At the time, Tierney was running for re-election against Boxford Republican Bill Hudak.
“She got forced to do that for him,” said Eremian, referring to his younger sister. “She got railroaded.”
John Tierney, 60, is now seeking his ninth term in Congress, and faces a challenge by Wakefield Republican Richard Tisei, a former state senator.
Asked if he was actually accusing the congressman of being untruthful in his past statements that he did not know there was illegal activity going on, Eremian repeated his claim.
“All I want to do is say he knew,” Eremian told reporters for The Salem News and The Boston Herald outside the courtroom. “For him to throw my sister under the bus was wrong.”
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