As the U.S. attorney’s office prepares to bring three Massachusetts probation officials to trial on charges they rigged the department’s hiring process to favor politically connected candidates over more qualified ones, the challenge may well be to convince a jury the scheme went beyond routine political patronage and broke the law.
The former chief of staff to the ex-mayor of Lawrence has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for corruption.
A former Chelsea Housing Authority director serving a prison sentence for corruption has been indicted with two others for allegedly conspiring to rig federal public housing inspections.
Two months after a judge declared a mistrial in a corruption case against former Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill, prosecutors and Cahill’s lawyers have not reached an agreement on resolving the case short of another trial.
An attorney for former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi has asked a federal appeals court to overturn DiMasi’s corruption conviction.
As we approach the end of a tumultuous calendar year, I’m thankful.
Former Treasurer Tim Cahill is expected to take the stand in his own defense as early as Thursday.
It’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.
A prosecutor has described former Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill as someone who schemed to “reach into the pocket” of the state lottery to boost his sagging 2010 gubernatorial campaign.
Cahill is accused of airing taxpayer-funded ads for the state lottery as a means of promoting his 2010 independent campaign for governor.