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Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo during a 2011 press conference , April 21, 2011 where he discussed legislation designed to overhaul the state Probation Department. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo during a 2011 press conference , April 21, 2011 where he discussed legislation designed to overhaul the state Probation Department. (Elise Amendola/AP)
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House Speaker Robert DeLeo denied claims that he traded jobs at the probation department in exchange for votes.

Prosecutors made the claims in the federal corruption trial of former Probation Commissioner John O’Brien and two of his former deputies, who are facing charges that they rigged the department's hiring system in order to hire politically connected candidates.

DeLeo has not been charged in connection with the case.

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David Boeri, WBUR senior reporter. He tweets @davidboeri.

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WBUR: Speaker DeLeo Denies Trading Jobs For Votes

  • "In a strongly worded statement, Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo on Wednesday decried what he called “inaccurate and inflammatory comments” and denied that he traded jobs at the state probation department for speakership votes."

This segment aired on July 9, 2014.

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