Ware Report

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.


Probation Department

Former AG: Probation Shouldn’t Be Under Civil Service Commission

The task force that will conduct a review of hiring and promotion practices in the state’s judicial branch has been named.


Chuck Turner

Keller: Why Do Pols Involved In Scandal Still Get Voter Support?

Why do so many politicians in scandal keep getting support?


House Speaker Robert DeLeo (CBS)

Speaker DeLeo Defends Job Recommendations

Speaker DeLeo is breaking his silence on the scathing probation department report in which he is named 41 times.


Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Speaker DeLeo Remains Mum On Ware Report

Speaker Robert DeLeo is mentioned 41 times in the report, and is named as one of the lawmakers on a list of sponsors to recommend people for jobs. Ware said he saw no evidence that DeLeo did anything illegal.


Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

New Probe Of Probation Dept Underway

A day after Massachusetts’ top court released a scathing report on the hiring practices at the Probation Department, the state inspector general said he’s forging ahead with his own probe.


Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

DeLeo Under Fire After Ware Report

House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s name is mentioned 41 times in the scathing probation report, but Friday there was no sign of the Speaker at his office at the statehouse, at his district office, or at his home.