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DeLeo Claims Vindication But Slams Prosecutors In Probation Jobs Case

BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo spoke out Friday about a verdict that dismissed the U.S. Attorney’s claim he tried to buy support in his run for speaker with probation jobs supplied by… 346 more words

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Your must-read on the Probation Department case

As you may have heard, former state Probation Department commissioner John O’Brien and two underlings have been convicted in federal court of charges related to patronage. 164 more words

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Jury Weighs Mass. Probation Job-Rigging Case

BOSTON (AP) — A federal jury started deliberations Wednesday in the trial of former state probation commissioner John O’Brien and two deputies, a case that has focused attention on the patronage culture in state government. 386 more words

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Closing Arguments Made In John O'Brien Probation Hiring Trial

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers delivered closing arguments Tuesday in the federal trial of former state probation commissioner John O’Brien and two deputies who prosecutors say rigged the agency’s hiring process to favor applicants backed by powerful state lawmakers. 566 more words

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Keller @ Large: DeLeo Says Feds Unfairly Smeared Him In Probation Case

BOSTON (CBS) – The prosecution has rested in the corruption trial of John O’Brien and two other former state Probation Department officials. O’Brien and two assistants declined to testify and jury deliberations could start next week. 446 more words

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Speaker DeLeo: Quid Pro Quo Claim ‘Inaccurate & Inflammatory’

BOSTON (CBS) – An angry House Speaker struck back at federal prosecutors who are suggesting he was part of the probation department scandal, where it is alleged jobs went to politically connected individuals, in return for favorable treatment at budget time. 559 more words

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