May 22, 2023
A lobbyist and the former president of the Massachusetts State Police union on Monday asked to delay their prison sentences in a corruption case while they appeal, saying a pair of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings and the First Circuit's "Varsity Blues" reversals show courts are wrestling with the reach of fraud laws.
May 10, 2023
The former head of the Massachusetts State Police union was sentenced by a Boston federal judge Wednesday to 2½ years in prison for steering business to a Beacon Hill lobbyist in return for kickbacks in a case of "organizational corruption."
May 04, 2023
Federal prosecutors argued Wednesday that the former head of the Massachusetts state police union and a Beacon Hill lobbyist should both spend more than five years in prison after being convicted of engaging in a years-long kickback scheme.
January 11, 2023
A Massachusetts lobbyist wants a new trial or outright acquittal after being convicted as part of a kickback scheme in November, saying there was no evidence to show the payments she made to the former head of the state police union were a quid pro quo.
November 03, 2022
The former head of the Massachusetts state police union was convicted by a Boston federal jury Thursday of steering business to a Beacon Hill lobbyist in exchange for kickbacks, an across-the-board win for prosecutors in the public corruption case.
October 27, 2022
A federal prosecutor told a jury that the former head of the Massachusetts state police union took kickbacks for steering business to a Beacon Hill lobbyist and spent union money on upscale dinners and hotel stays for his girlfriend, corruption claims a defense lawyer panned as a "prosecution based on vibes."
October 03, 2022
A former Massachusetts State Police union head accepted kickbacks from a lobbyist friend he handed business and used the bargaining unit as a piggy bank for personal getaways, Boston federal prosecutors told a jury Monday.