Turner Says He Won’t Step Down

By Doug Cope, WBZ News Radio

BOSTON (CBS) – City Councilor Chuck Turner maintained his innocence during a rally in Roxbury on Saturday.

Just one day earlier, Turner was found guilty of accepting a $1,000 bribe and lying to FBI agents.

Turner spoke from the back of a truck before about 150 supporters in Dudley Square, saying he will not give up his city council seat, because he feels he did nothing wrong.

WBZ News Radio’s Doug Cope reports from the rally.

Turner also urged supporters to email the judge in the case, asking him to sentence Turner to probation — not jail — saying he’d rather continue working for the people here, than in jail.

Turner faces a maximum of 35 years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 25.

  • Barry

    Why is this felon still walking around causing trouble. Lock him up.

  • The Batman

    Just another example of arrogance on the part of elected officials. They are more concerned about themselves and doing what is best for the folks that they represent. Since he has been found guilty and won’t step down on his own, the council should take steps to strip him of his position.

    • ellen

      and his pension

  • john_hudsonma

    And after the rally was over, Chuck went around and gave everyone a “preachers handshake”.

  • TheRose

    Step down? He should be dragged down and run out of Dodge. The arrogance of some of these criminals.

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