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Indicted Boston Councilor Says Wife Subpoenaed

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The Boston city councilor charged with attempted extortion for allegedly taking a $1,000 bribe says his wife has been subpoenaed by a grand jury to provide documents related to his re-election campaign.

Turner's campaign said in a statement released Thursday that Terri Small-Turner worked as a treasurer for his campaign, and has been asked to produce documents from the last four years.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office declined to comment on whether Small-Turner had been subpoenaed.

The 68-year-old Turner pleaded not guilty Wednesday to five federal charges, including attempted extortion, conspiracy and making false statements to investigators. Authorities say he took $1,000 from a local businessman who was working with the FBI and said he needed the councilor's help in obtaining a liquor license.

This program aired on December 11, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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