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In Light Of Recent Corruption Scandals, Does Boston Need Its Own Inspector General?19:45
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City Council President Andrea Campbell. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
City Council President Andrea Campbell. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell wants to establish an independent inspector general to investigate charges of waste, fraud, and abuse in city government.

The context for her proposal: last month, a federal judge found two city hall officials guilty of extortion and conspiracy.

And then last week, John Lynch, a former planning agency official, agreed to plead guilty to charges that he accepted $50,000 to influence a vote on the city's Zoning Board of Appeal.

Over the weekend, a member of that board resigned.

Mayor Walsh has tasked a former federal prosecutor with investigating the zoning board, and also ordered a wider procedural review.

Councilor Campbell says that doesn't go far enough.

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Andrea Campbell, Boston City Council president. She tweets @CampbellforD4.

This segment aired on September 10, 2019.

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