Wilkerson, Turner caught in corruption probe
Former state senator Dianne Wilkerson and former Boston city councilor Chuck Turner were ensnared in 2008 in a FBI probe of corruption in the local political scene. Wilkerson pleaded guilty to attempted extortion in June 2010, and Turner was found guilty on bribery and perjury charges in October 2010. Read the coverage below for a look back at their cases.
A judge sentenced former state senator Dianne Wilkerson to prison for taking $23,500 in bribes in a scandal that rocked the Massachusetts State House and Boston City Hall. (Boston Globe, 1/6/11)
In a scathing rebuke, a federal judge sentenced Chuck Turner to three years in prison for accepting a $1,000 bribe. (Boston Globe, 1:03 a.m.)
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