Acquitted City Hall Aides Fight Bid To Clear Prosecutors

By Mike LaSusa (March 27, 2020, 10:49 PM EDT) -- A pair of Boston City Hall aides asked a Massachusetts federal court on Friday to reject a bid by the government to overturn a finding of prosecutorial misconduct in a case in which the aides were acquitted of charges that they extorted a music festival to hire unneeded union labor.

Ken Brissette, the former head of tourism in Boston, and Timothy Sullivan, the city's onetime head of intergovernmental affairs, filed separate motions contesting the government's attempt to nix the prosecutorial misconduct finding, with Brissette pointing to "problems that infected this entire prosecution."

"Whether the government acted recklessly or intentionally is beside...

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