Maria Cramer

Maria Cramer covers the criminal justice system, including federal and state courts. She has worked at the Boston Globe since 2004. Since that time, she has covered the suburbs, Boston Police, and breaking crime stories. She was one of the lead reporters in an award-winning, five-part series about the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood of Boston. In 2013, she was part of the metro staff that covered the Boston Marathon bombings and would win the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. In 2016, she spent a year on the Spotlight Team working on the series, “The Desperate and the Dead,” which was named a Pulitzer finalist.

Latest stories

MS-13 ‘all but eradicated,’ US Attorney says

By , Globe Staff

US Attorney Andrew Lelling’s comments came during a conversation that touched on topics such as marijuana, immigration, and a recent Globe report about a federal probe into a Newton judge.

Another state trooper charged in overtime scandal

By , and , Globe Staff

Trooper Heath McAuliffe was released without bail on several conditions after an initial US District Court appearance Wednesday.

City Hall extortion case comes before appeals court

By , Globe Staff

Judges from the First Circuit Court of Appeals challenged lawyers with a key question: If the aides did not receive a direct benefit, can the government still pursue charges of extortion?

Baker calls for Newton judge to be pulled from bench amid probe

By , and Matt Stout , Globe Staff

The Globe reported a federal grand jury is looking into whether Judge Shelley Joseph and other court personnel helped an undocumented immigrant evade immigration officials.