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

Warren, Markey, and Pressley call for independent investigation of coronavirus deaths at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home

By , Globe Staff

Federal lawmakers on Friday urged Governor Charlie Baker to appoint an independent investigator to determine what led to the deaths of 31 veterans at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home from coronavirus.

DA, ex-head of State Police probably violated the law by ordering arrest report altered, panel says

By , Globe Staff

The episode, dubbed Troopergate, led to the abrupt retirements of Colonel Richard and his second-in-command. Several months later, two other top State Police officials also retired. It was the first in a series of scandals that have roiled the force since 2017.

A veteran died 20 yards from his room on the Bedford VA campus. No one noticed for five weeks

By , Globe Staff

On May 8, 62-year-old Tim White disappeared along with his walker. But no one appears to have looked very hard for him. It turns out White was lying at the bottom of a stairwell just 60 feet from his room for more than five weeks until a fellow resident discovered his body June 12.

Rachael Rollins retreats from attack on ‘overwhelmingly privileged’ public defenders after strong backlash

By , Globe Staff

The Suffolk District Attorney's remarks on WGBH-FM’s Boston Public Radio last week set off a round of criticism from some of the district attorney’s staunchest supporters — defense attorneys.