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.
By Matt Stout and Andrea Estes , Globe Staff
DiMasi has since appealed and is due to appear before an administrative hearing officer on June 13 in a public session.
By Maria Cramer and Andrea Estes , Globe Staff
Shelley Joseph, 51, was suspended without pay by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court after a federal grand jury indicted her April 25.
By Andrea Estes, Shelley Murphy and Maria Cramer , Globe Staff
Judge Shelley Joseph would have had to admit she broke federal law in helping an undocumented immigrant elude arrest.
By Andrea Estes , Globe Staff
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.