Ex-Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner Faces Sentencing In Bribe Case

BOSTON (AP) – Former Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner faces sentencing this week on federal corruption charges.

He was convicted in October of taking a $1,000 bribe and then lying about it to FBI agents.

During the trial, prosecutors said Turner accepted a wad of cash in 2007 during a handshake with a businessman who was seeking help in getting a liquor license and was cooperating with the FBI. Turner insisted that he did not take a bribe.

Turner was expelled from the council last month, but has been challenging the ouster in court.

He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years on an attempted extortion charge and five years for each of three counts of making false statements to federal agents. Sentencing is scheduled for Tuesday in federal court.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (5)
  1. DON says:


  2. taxedout says:

    Why he is as Innocent as the rest of the Pol’s . Give this man his pension, and a higher paying job!!! 4 time drunk driver in Lowell gets a braclet and personal regog, so don’t look for Chuckie to do a long streatch!!!!

  3. Cynic says:

    I made this comment before but it has disappeared….. Mr turner will certainly do some Jail time….. He was Chuck Turner before he went to Jail and he will still Be Chuck Turner when he gets out. He will continue to do positive things and make a difference…… This is a case of a “Crime” that was created,Solved,Prosecuted and punished by the FBI…. They can GET anyone they want to get.

  4. taxedout says:

    We need More Pol’s like Chuck!!! Wait a minute we Do have more Pol’s like Chuck!!!

  5. DStein says:

    Chuck! Chuck! Chuck! You can hear his supporters chant while he proclaims his innocence…..even though it was all caught on tape!! Who does Chuck Turner think he’s BS-ing? Don’t worry, Chuck, maybe some of your supporters will come see you in prison…..some of them are already there. Say “Hello” to Dianne for me.

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