Former commissioner John O’Brien and deputies Elizabeth Tavares and William Burke are charged with rigging the agency’s hiring apparatus to secure jobs for people who had been recommended by powerful state legislators
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.
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say federal prosecutors shouldn’t be allowed to use his status as a new American citizen to argue that his alleged “betrayal” of the United States is one reason he should be put to death.
The judge in the trial of former Massachusetts Probation Department commissioner John O’Brien has recused himself.
An Irish nanny charged with murder in the death of a 1-year-old Massachusetts girl is returning to court so her attorney and prosecutors can brief the judge on their trial preparations.
A judge Friday in Boston scheduled a Jan. 6 trial date for Annie Dookhan, whose prosecution sent ripples through Massachusetts’ criminal justice system.
Neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the United States over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice.
Here is a look at some of the main players in the Whitey Bulger trial at U.S. District Court in South Boston.
A jury found a Brockton man guilty of first-degree murder Thursday in two racially motivated killings in 2009.
Prosecutors in the Whitey Bulger trial have objected to a defense request to provide the name of a confidential informant Bulger’s lawyers hope can help undermine the credibility of two key witnesses against Bulger.