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SENTENCED: State Corruption Scandal

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Former State Probation boss, John O’Brien, will spend 18 months behind bar for turning the department into a patronage haven for lawmakers and judges. The trial judge harshly criticized O’Brien, and his two co-defendants. Judge William Young said judges who did not press their concerns should be ashamed and appalled at the extent of corruption the trial exposed. He said, political patronage has been tolerated far too long. Speaking about O’Brien, his co-defendant, Elizabeth Tavares, who got 90 days, and William Burke, who got a year’s probation, Young said, these are fundamentally decent people, utterly without a moral compass, awash in a sea of patronage. US attorney Carmen O’Keys would not say if she thought some lawmakers should have been prosecuted as well. All three defendants plan to appeal. http://www.wbur.org/2014/11/13/obrien-tavares-burke-sentencing Support Indymedia! Donate USD: http://nnn.is/donate-dollars Donate BTC: http://nnn.is/donate-bitcoin Download your free Next News "Heroes & Villains" Poster here: http://nextnewsnetwork.com/the-2013-heroes-villains-posters LIVE: http://NextNewsNetwork.com Facebook: http://Facebook.com/NextNewsNet Twitter: http://Twitter.com/NextNewsNet Sub: http://NNN.is/the_new_media Meet the Next News Team: http://youtu.be/2QnNKwQ2WkY Hashtag: #N3 #HL