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Ex-Probation Boss, Ex-Cahill Aide Plead Not Guilty In Bribery Case

By Karen Anderson, WBZ-TV

BOSTON (CBS) – The state’s former probation commissioner Jack O’Brien and Scott Campbell, a former aide to Treasurer Tim Cahill, both pleaded not guilty in court on Monday to charges in connection with a bribery case.

Prosecutors said O’Brien organized a fundraiser for Cahill in exchange for a job at the state lottery for O’Brien’s wife Laurie. They said Campbell was the contact person for the deal.

Prosecutors asked for bail to include restricting the defendants from speaking with witnesses in the case. The judge magistrate asked for a witness list to be submitted for the next court hearing, and then released the O’Brien and Campbell on bail.

WBZ-TV’s Jack Williams reports

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.

The defense attorneys asked that the statement of the case be sealed from the public. The magistrate said there will be a hearing on that issue as well.

Campbell said he had no comment after the arraignment. O’Brien walked out a side door with no comment. A tentative trial date for the two has been set for next September.

Cahill was not named in the indictments, which were announced last week.


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