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.

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State Police union votes to stop paying legal fees of indicted former president

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The 1,900-member State Police Association of Massachusetts made the move to cease footing Dana Pullman’s legal bills by rescinding a prior union membership vote that took place in January.

Amid tumult, State Police union gets new president

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A day after the president for the union that represents Massachusetts State Police troopers and sergeants resigned, the labor group — one of the most powerful in the state — announced a new leader.

Former State Police union president, lobbyist indicted on federal charges

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Dana Pullman, the once-powerful head of the State Police Association of Massachusetts from 2012 until September 2018, and Anne Lynch, the union’s former lobbyist, were indicted Thursday, federal prosecutors said.

Mass. Superior Court judge charged with domestic assault

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A Massachusetts superior court judge was arraigned Monday on a domestic assault charge following a Sunday night incident where she allegedly ripped her wife’s head back by the hair, officials said.