The man at the center of the probation scandal has resigned. John O’Brien stepped down Friday as commissioner of the Probation Department.
The task force that will conduct a review of hiring and promotion practices in the state’s judicial branch has been named.
Why do so many politicians in scandal keep getting support?
Speaker DeLeo is breaking his silence on the scathing probation department report in which he is named 41 times.
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.
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.
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.