City Hall Officials Found Guilty In Boston Calling Case

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Boston City Hall, November 17, 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Boston City Hall, November 17, 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

We begin with news out of Boston federal court today, where a jury found Boston's tourism chief, Kenneth Brissette, guilty of conspiracy and extortion. The jury also found another City Hall official, Timothy Sullivan, guilty of conspiracy.

Both had been charged under the Hobbs Act with illegally pressuring organizers of the 2014 Boston Calling music festival to hire union labor.


Jerome Campbell, WBUR reporting fellow. He tweets @JeromeRCampbell.

Nancy Gertner, retired federal judge, senior lecturer at Harvard Law School, WBUR legal analyst. She tweets @ngertner.

This segment aired on August 7, 2019.


Paris Alston Host, Consider This
Paris Alston was WBUR's host of the Consider This podcast and a former producer for Radio Boston.


Jerome Campbell Reporter
Jerome Campbell was a WBUR Poverty and Justice Fellow whose reporting was supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.


Tiziana Dearing Host, Radio Boston
Tiziana Dearing is the host of Radio Boston.


Nancy Gertner Cognoscenti contributor
Judge Nancy Gertner was appointed to the bench in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, and retired in September of 2011 to join the faculty of Harvard Law School. Her autobiography, "In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate," was published in 2011.



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