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

A look at the arrest record of a former commuter rail engineer

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Roberto Ronquillo III has a long, notably poor driving record — printed out, it exceeds 80 pages — including multiple stops for drunken driving and 10 license suspensions.

Accountant charged with helping ex-state Sen. Joyce file false tax returns

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A Waltham accountant was indicted on charges of helping former state Senator Brian Joyce file false returns.

Report says Bedford VA officials ignored costly ethics violations for years

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A maintenance supervisor and his daughter improperly diverted $200,000 in federal funds to a relative’s company, and the VA did little to stop them.

Manchester VA’s problems not taken seriously until after Globe reports, officials say

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Doctors at New Hampshire’s only hospital for veterans had long complained about problems there.