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Jurors Hear Phone Messages Prosecutors In Probation Trial Say Are Evidence Of Corruption

BOSTON — Jurors at the corruption trial of former Massachusetts Probation Commissioner John O’Brien on Thursday heard messages left on a home answering machine 14 years ago that prosecutors claim are evidence of a job rigging scheme.

The government witness who got those messages and then saved them says he knew what they meant and what the commissioner wanted him to do.

WBUR’s David Boeri tells Morning Edition what the messages say.

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