Andrea Estes

Estes is an investigative reporter specializing in government accountability. She has covered the State House, Boston City Hall, and the federal courts and served on the Spotlight investigative team exposing corrupt hiring practices in the state Probation Department. Her reporting on former House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi led to federal corruption charges.

Latest stories

Convicted of corruption, DiMasi now wants to be a lobbyist. The state has other ideas

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DiMasi has since appealed and is due to appear before an administrative hearing officer on June 13 in a public session.

Lawyers for indicted judge file motion to have her salary reinstated

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Shelley Joseph, 51, was suspended without pay by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court after a federal grand jury indicted her April 25.

Suspended Newton judge declined plea deal that would have meant no criminal charges

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Judge Shelley Joseph would have had to admit she broke federal law in helping an undocumented immigrant elude arrest.

Evidence of illegal campaign donations by Boston’s Thornton law firm found, case dismissed anyway

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Attorneys from the Federal Election Commission found evidence that Thornton Law gave more than $1 million in illegal campaign donations, but the commission voted on party lines not to investigate further.