Chuck Turner through the years
Turner was a staunch supporter of Dianne Wilkerson, who resigned from the state Senate on Nov. 19, 2008, after being indicted in the same federal corruption inquiry that Turner was caught in. Wilkerson ultimately pleaded guilty and received a three-and-a-half year prison sentence.
Turner later apologized for saying that Wilkerson's replacement, Sonia Chang-Diaz, gained much of her funding from "white women."
Turner gave a lecture in Roxbury in 2007.