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Calling for a lighter sentence than federal prosecutors' recommendation of four years in prison, former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson's attorneys have argued in court papers that the Roxbury Democrat has been "selfless," pointing to a letter in support... Read more
Citing â€œinflammatoryâ€ media coverage of her arrest on corruption charges, â€œoutrageousâ€ behavior of federal prosecutors, and a potential under-representation of minorities on a jury, the attorney for former Sen. Dianne Wilkerson on Monday called... Read more
The first African-American elected to the state Senate on Tuesday endorsed City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon for mayor.
â€œSam Yoon understands that real leadership means bringing people together to solve the problems facing the city," former... Read more
Or, the case of the mysterious white van:
Federal prosecutors have offered a behind-the-scenes look at the arrests of former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson and District 7 City Councillor Chuck Turner in response to a judge questioning their methods... Read more
Aiming for a second term, City Councillor At-Large John Connolly has hired a strategist who helped Sonia Chang-Diaz topple Sen. Dianne Wilkerson in last Septemberâ€™s Democratic primary for the Second Suffolk District.
Dan Cohen also consulted... Read more
As if former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson didnâ€™t have enough problems: At the end of Tuesday, she was more than a month late in filing a required financial interest disclosure form. As a former elected official, she was supposed to file the form,... Read more
During an introductory meeting usually set aside for adoption of procedural rules and informal pleasantries, Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Co-chairman Sen. Michael Morrissey on Tuesday volunteered cautionary advice.... Read more
Federal prosecutors are telling District 7 Councillor Chuck Turner, whom they've charged with corruption, to pipe down, citing the intense media coverage of the case. Turner has pledged to fight the gag order.
In a motion filed on Monday in U.S... Read more