Corruption

Probation Department

Massachusetts Probation Dept. Job-Rigging Case Heading To Trial

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.

05/03/2014

Leonard Degnan in Lawrence Superior Court, April 3, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Ex-Lawrence Official Gets 18-Month Jail Sentence For Corruption

The former chief of staff to the ex-mayor of Lawrence has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for corruption.

04/03/2014

Michael McLaughlin entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court Feb. 19, 2013. (Sketch courtesy: Jane Collins)

Feds Indict Former Chelsea Housing Authority Head, 2 Others

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.

10/29/2013

Former Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill

Months Later, Still No Resolution On Cahill Retrial

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.

02/13/2013

Sal DiMasi answers questions outside federal court, June 15, 2011. (Photo by Bernice Corpuz)

Sal DiMasi Appeals Corruption Conviction

An attorney for former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi has asked a federal appeals court to overturn DiMasi’s corruption conviction.

02/05/2013

(credit: Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Perspective

As we approach the end of a tumultuous calendar year, I’m thankful.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–12/31/2012

Tim Cahill in court on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

Prosecutors Finish Case Against Ex-Mass. Treasurer

Former Treasurer Tim Cahill is expected to take the stand in his own defense as early as Thursday.

11/28/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Scandals Outweigh Obama’s Reelection In Chicago

It’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.

11/14/2012

Tim Cahill talks to WBZ-TV's Lauren Leamanczyk.

Opening Statements Begin In Tim Cahill Corruption Trial

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.

11/05/2012

Tim Cahill.(Photo courtesy: Facebook)

Tim Cahill Heads To Trial In Lottery Corruption Case

Cahill is accused of airing taxpayer-funded ads for the state lottery as a means of promoting his 2010 independent campaign for governor.

11/05/2012

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