Shelley Murphy

Shelley Murphy is an investigative reporter, who works on a three-member strike force team focusing on stories that expose wrongdoing and hold public institutions accountable. She has also covered organized crime in Boston since the 1980s and is co-author of the New York Times best-seller “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.”

Murphy is a Boston native -- with the accent to prove it (wait, what accent?) -- and graduated from Northeastern University. She joined the Globe in 1993.

Latest stories

Former prosecutors weigh in on DOJ handling of Stone case

By , Globe Staff

“There’s no attempt to even avoid the appearance of improper political influence in this matter,” former Massachusetts US attorney Carmen Ortiz said.

In victory for Rollins, SJC dismisses conviction of immigrant who faced deportation

By , Globe Staff

Justice David Lowy overturned rulings by two Boston Municipal Court judges who had accused a Suffolk prosecutor and defense attorney of misconduct in their handling of the case of 28-year-old Osman Bilal, a sous chef at a North End restaurant.

Charges dropped in effort to avoid ‘harsh collateral consequences’ spark a backlash for DA Rollins

By , Globe Staff

In Osman Bilal’s case, the effort to remove the stigma of his criminal past has sparked a swirling courthouse drama, from accusations of prosecutorial deception and judge-shopping to a hushed sidebar and an abrupt departure from the bench — that has risen to the state’s highest court.

Ground Zero’s deadly dust claims another victim

By , Globe Staff

Ryan Fortini was a 24-year-old New York State Police trooper when he was dispatched to Ground Zero after planes crashed into the World Trade Center.