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Wilkerson Arrested By FBI On Corruption Allegations

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State Sen. Dianne Wilkerson is under arrest on multiple allegations of public corruption for allegedly accepting more than $23,000 in bribes.

FBI agents and members of the Boston Police Anti-Corruption Unit arrested Wilkerson at her Dorchester home this morning.

Authorities say during a secret investigation over a nine month period last year, they audio-and-video-taped Wilkerson accepting cash from undercover agents.

In exchange, Wilkerson allegedly manipulated legislation in the senate, bypassed the public bidding process and pressured Boston officials for a liquor license.

Wilkerson has been a state senator for 16 years. She lost the Democratic primary to Sonia Chang-Diaz, but has been running a sticker campaign against her in next week's election.

Wilkerson is set to be arraigned this afternoon.

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