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

Congress launches investigation of alleged poor care at VA nursing homes

By and Donovan Slack , Globe Staff and USA Today

The probe follows an investigation by the Boston Globe and USA Today that showed 60 VA nursing homes — including one in Bedford, Mass. — rated only one out of five stars for quality.

Federal judge tosses troopers’ suit over altered arrest reports

By , Globe Staff

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by two state troopers who said they were illegally forced to alter a report on the arrest of a judge’s daughter.

Former Mass. State Police trooper pleads guilty in overtime fraud case

By and , Globe Staff

Gregory Raftery regularly left shifts early or failed to show up for them at all, but still collected the extra cash. The guilty plea comes days after three additional troopers were indicted for similar alleged fraud.

Spotlight Follow-up

Investigation alleges misconduct by Thornton Law Firm, recommends severe sanctions

By , Globe staff

The revelations and findings contained in the long-awaited report may change the way courts across the country handle class action lawsuits.