The judge in the trial of former Massachusetts Probation Department commissioner John O’Brien has recused himself.
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Wednesday that he’s confident he is not the target of an ongoing investigation into the state Probation Department.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo has reported spending $300,000 on legal fees during the first half of the year as investigators ramped up their probe of the Massachusetts Probation Department.
The former commissioner of the Massachusetts Probation Department, acquitted this month of state corruption charges, is facing new federal bribery charges.
Two one-time top aides to the former Massachusetts probation commissioner facing corruption charges have been granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for testimony.
Three former state probation department officials were charged with setting up a “rigged hiring system” that favored job applicants sponsored by powerful state lawmakers.
Martha Coakley is announcing criminal indictments against the state’s former probation commissioner and the chief of staff to former state Treasurer Timothy Cahill.
Hundreds of mortgages on file at a local Registry of Deeds could contain fake signatures. That’s the charge leveled by Southern Essex County Register of Deeds John O’Brien.
The man at the center of the probation scandal has resigned. John O’Brien stepped down Friday as commissioner of the Probation Department.
Massachusetts highest court is ordering a massive shake-up of the state’s probation department after an independent review revealed what the justices described as a system of “abuse and corruption” in hiring practices.