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Former Massachusetts Probation Department commissioner John O’Brien. (WBZ-TV)

Judge In Trial Of Former Probation Commissioner Steps Aside

The judge in the trial of former Massachusetts Probation Department commissioner John O’Brien has recused himself.

03/06/2014

House Speaker Robert DeLeo

Speaker DeLeo: I’m Not Target Of Federal Probe

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.

07/24/2013

Probation Department

Therese Murray Says Job Referrals Are Routine

Senate President Therese Murray says she never made any phone calls on behalf of applicants seeking jobs with the Massachusetts Probation Department.

03/26/2012

Probation Department

Feds Indict 3 In Mass. Probation Department Hiring Probe

Three former state probation department officials were charged with setting up a “rigged hiring system” that favored job applicants sponsored by powerful state lawmakers.

03/23/2012

Probation Department

Mass. Probation Fires Top Lawyer

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.

05/31/2011

Probation Department

Mass. SJC Reviews Report On Hiring Practices

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.

05/06/2011

House Speaker Robert DeLeo (CBS)

DeLeo Proposes Probation Hiring Overhaul

House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he will file legislation aimed at cleaning up the hiring and promotion practices of the state Probation Department.

03/15/2011

Probation Department

Panel: Don’t Consolidate Mass. Probation, Parole

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.

02/16/2011

Probation Department

Top Mass. Probation Official Steps Down

Another top official with the state Probation Department has resigned in the midst of a hiring scandal.

01/19/2011

Probation Department

O’Brien Resigns As Commissioner Of Probation Department

The man at the center of the probation scandal has resigned. John O’Brien stepped down Friday as commissioner of the Probation Department.

12/31/2010

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