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.
Senate President Therese Murray says she never made any phone calls on behalf of applicants seeking jobs with the Massachusetts Probation Department.
Three former state probation department officials were charged with setting up a “rigged hiring system” that favored job applicants sponsored by powerful state lawmakers.
The top lawyer at the state Probation Department has been fired by the agency’s acting commissioner for allegedly leaking information to the department’s disgraced former head.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court says it will start implementing some of the recommendations made by a task force appointed to review hiring of court officers.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he will file legislation aimed at cleaning up the hiring and promotion practices of the state Probation Department.
A panel appointed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to review the state’s troubled probation department is rejecting key proposals made by Gov. Deval Patrick and House Speaker Robert DeLeo.
Another top official with the state Probation Department has resigned in the midst of a hiring scandal.
The man at the center of the probation scandal has resigned. John O’Brien stepped down Friday as commissioner of the Probation Department.