Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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September 12, 2013

Property feud back in court

Rep. Lyons, neighbor back in court

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Johnson declined to comment last week, as did his lawyer, who withdrew from the case moments after the decision.

Meanwhile, the Johnsons are seeking to clear their name through the appeal of their convictions.

William Johnson was sentenced in 2011 to 2 1/2 years, with 18 months to be served followed by probation. Gail Johnson was sentenced to two years, with six months to be served followed by probation.

William Johnson also was found guilty of making a frivolous report of child abuse and fined $1,000. Gail Johnson was found not guilty of that charge. Identity fraud and conspiracy charges against both were dropped.

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