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Investigator Says Probation Dept. Review Will Be Complicated 01:59

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This week, Paul Ware, chairman of the litigation department at the Boston law firm Goodwin Proctor, was named to head an independent investigation of the state's under-fire Probation Department.

Ware has been involved in a number of high-profile investigations, notably the Big Dig and the Iran-Contra affair. He'll be leading the probation investigation on a pro-bono basis.

Speaking to WBUR, Ware said Wednesday that his probation investigation may not be completed in the allotted 90 days.

"Some report needs to go to the Supreme Judicial Court within 90 days, and it will," Ware said. "I'm not so sure this will be completed within 90 days. There's a lot of complexity, a lot of moving parts, particularly given the number of people whom I would hope to have the opportunity to talk with."

This program aired on May 27, 2010.

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