City Of Boston Reaches $106K Settlement With Former Councilor Chuck Turner

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BOSTON (CBS) -The City of Boston has reached a $106,000 settlement in the Chuck Turner case.

In June, the state’s highest court ruled that the Boston City Council overstepped its authority when it removed former Councilor Chuck Turner from office before he was sentenced to prison on corruption charges.

The Supreme Judicial Court said state law does not give municipal bodies the power to expel elected officials prior to sentencing.

The council voted in December 2010 to remove Turner, who had been convicted weeks earlier of taking a $1,000 bribe from a businessman seeking a liquor license from the city, then lying about it to FBI agents.

In 2011, Turner began serving a three year sentence on a corruption conviction.

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