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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A wealthy developer is charged with assault, but he says he’s a victim of extortion

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The prominent real estate developer was arraigned Thursday on charges that he choked his home health care nurse — an accusation he claims she fabricated to extort him.

Report criticizes ex-State Police head for arrest report rewrite

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Former State Police colonel Richard McKeon was wrong to order a trooper to rewrite a report about the arrest of the daughter of a judge, according to a report released Friday.

Baker moves to crack down on commuter train engineers with bad driving records

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Following a Globe report on the poor driving and disciplinary records of engineers, a number of public officials and commuters urged Keolis to take strong action.

Thornton Law Firm didn’t break state campaign finance laws, prosecutor says

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The decision ends the state inquiry into Thornton Law Firm. But federal investigations, which began in 2016, are ongoing.