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John O'Brien. (WBZ-TV)

Jury Selection Begins In Job-Rigging Trial Of Former Probation Commissioner

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

05/05/2014

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

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev previously appearing in Boston federal court. (Sketch from Christine Cornell)

Lawyers For Marathon Bombing Suspect Want To Block ‘Betrayal’ Argument

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.

05/01/2014

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

Aisling  Brady McCarthy (Credit: Cambridge Police/Mugshot)

No Bail For Irish Nanny In Mass. Baby’s Death

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.

02/21/2014

Annie Dookhan outside Roxbury District Court Oct. 10, 2012. (Photo courtesy: AP-WBZ-TV)

Trial For Chemist In Drug Lab Scandal Set For January

A judge Friday in Boston scheduled a Jan. 6 trial date for Annie Dookhan, whose prosecution sent ripples through Massachusetts’ criminal justice system.

08/16/2013

George Zimmerman, left, sits in the courtroom with defense lawyers Don West and Mark O'Mara on Saturday, July 13, 2013. (Credit: Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Jury Finds George Zimmerman Not Guilty In Killing Of Trayvon Martin

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.

07/13/2013

Judge Denise Casper.

Whitey Bulger Trial: The Judge And Attorneys

Here is a look at some of the main players in the Whitey Bulger trial at U.S. District Court in South Boston.

06/06/2013

Keith Luke in court May 30, 2013. (WBZ-TV)

Life In Prison For Neo-Nazi Keith Luke In 2009 Brockton Murder Rampage

A jury found a Brockton man guilty of first-degree murder Thursday in two racially motivated killings in 2009.

05/30/2013

James "Whitey" Bulger (Photo from U.S. Marshals Service)

Prosecutors Object To Giving Informant ID To Bulger’s Attorneys

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.

05/20/2013

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