Scandal! In Local Politics

State Senator Dianne Wilkerson
State Senator Dianne Wilkerson
The FBI said this photo showed State Senator Dianne Wilkerson stuffing bribery money into her bra. The money was allegedly in exchange for helping a Boston businessman get a liquor license. (Photo from US Attorney's Office)
State Senator Dianne Wilkerson
State Senator Dianne Wilkerson
Wilkerson was charged with multiple counts of extortion and conspiracy. She resigned after being indicted in late 2008. (Photo from US Attorney's Office)
State Senator Dianne Wilkerson
State Senator Dianne Wilkerson
Dianne Wilkerson pleaded guilty to corruption charges in June 2010. She will be sentenced later this year. (WBZ)
Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner
Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner
Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner was caught in the same FBI sting as Wilkerson. The feds say this photo shows Turner accepting a $1,000 bribe. (Photo from FBI)
Former Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner, file
Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner
Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner is currently on trial for allegedly accepting a $1,000 bribe. (WBZ)
Former Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner, file
State Senator James Marzilli
State Senator James Marzilli
State Senator James Marzilli resigned in November 2008 after allegedly sexually harassing four women in one day, even groping one of them. He pleaded not guilty. (WBZ)
Speaker of the House Tom Finneran
Speaker of the House Tom Finneran
Tom Finneran was Speaker of the House in Massachusetts right before Sal DiMasi. He too was accused of public corruption. In 2007 Finneran pled guilty to obstruction of justice charges, related to testimony he gave in federal court about a redistricting plan. (AP)
Speaker of the House Tom Finneran
Speaker of the House Tom Finneran
Finneran requested a pardon from President George W. Bush in January 2009, but it was not granted. He has found a new career as a radio talk show host. (CBS4)
State Sen. Anthony Galluccio
State Sen. Anthony Galluccio
In October 2009 State Sen. Anthony Galluccio was accused of leaving the scene of an accident in Cambridge after rear-ending another car. He was sentenced to a year in jail for violating the terms of his probation for failing a sobriety test. He was released after serving about half of his sentence.
Former Massachusetts Speaker of the House Sal Dimasi (credit: CBS)
Speaker of the House Sal Dimasi
Massachusetts Speaker of the House Sal Dimasi resigned in the summer of 2009. He was accused of public corruption and pleaded not guilty in a bid-rigging scheme. (WBZ)
Former Massachusetts Speaker of the House Sal Dimasi (credit: CBS)
Middlsex County Register of Probate John Buonomo
Middlsex County Register of Probate John Buonomo
John Buonomo was the Middlsex County Register of Probate, until shortly after these photos were taken in 2008. (WBZ)
Middlsex County Register of Probate John Buonomo
Middlsex County Register of Probate John Buonomo
Prosecutors say he was caught stealing money from the office copy machine. (WBZ)
Middlsex County Register of Probate John Buonomo
Middlsex County Register of Probate John Buonomo
Several months after his resignation, Buonomo was charged in a separate case of allegedly stealing $100,000 from his campaign committee for personal use. (WBZ)
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