How Much Of A Problem Is Corruption In Mass.?

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Monday's indictment of former state Treasurer Timothy Cahill is just one in a series of recent corruption scandals in Massachusetts.

Last month, a federal indictment named former Massachusetts Probation Commissioner John O'Brien and two of his top aides. Before that, the state's last three House speakers, before current Speaker Robert DeLeo, were all convicted.

All of which begs the question: How much of a problem is corruption in Massachusetts?

Former Chair of the State Ethics Commission and Boston College Law School Professor George Brown joined WBUR's Morning Edition to discuss corruption in Massachusetts.

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This program aired on April 3, 2012.

Deborah Becker Host/Reporter
Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice and education.



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