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

Former State Police union chief, lobbyist arrested by FBI; alleged bribery plot uncovered

By Gal Tziperman Lotan, and , Globe Staff

Dana Pullman, a pugnacious defender of State Police troopers caught up in an ever-expanding fraud scandal, and lobbyist Anne Lynch were arrested at their homes early Wednesday.

Longtime lottery employee fired for allegedly cashing unsold winning scratch tickets

By , Globe Staff

A fellow lottery employee said he saw sales supervisor David Cannistraro cashing winning instant tickets at a Cape Cod store.

Suffolk DA Rachael Rollins admits she used ‘not accurate’ information to defend her record

By , Globe Staff

Rollins acknowledged on Friday that she used inaccurate information to publicly criticize a Globe story about her office’s handling of a brutal assault case.

Husband of Rep. Pressley benefited from Rollins’s new approach to traffic violations

By Shelley Murphy , Globe Staff

The new district attorney’s policy of not prosecuting certain traffic violations helped Conan Harris avoid an arraignment for driving without a valid license.