Ex-Probation Commissioner Guilty of Rigged Hiring Scheme04:51

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After more than 50 hours of deliberations, a federal jury on Thursday found former Massachusetts Probation Commissioner John O’Brien guilty of several charges including racketeering and mail fraud.

Jurors also convicted two ex-probation employees on similar charges for helping to orchestrate a rigged hiring scheme that favored politically connected applicants.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 18.

WBUR’s David Boeri joined All Things Considered to discuss the verdict.

Full Story: Former Probation Commissioner Guilty Of Racketeering, Mail Fraud

This segment aired on July 24, 2014.

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Now retired, David Boeri was a senior reporter at WBUR.