Tag Archives: corruption

Herald Reports Sal Dimasi “In Transit”… Perhaps to a New Arraignment?

In what may be the strongest indication that the probation indictments are imminent, the Herald’s Laurel Sweet is reporting that Sal DiMasi has been removed from his Kentucky prison and his whereabouts are unknown. Former Speaker of the House Salvatore F. DiMasi has left the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Ky., where he has been imprisoned since Nov. 30, but…

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Why So Secretive Mr Zimini

 Another unreported fact in the whole Tim Murray, Mike McLaughlin, John Zimini affair is that for a long period of time after getting his new job at MassHousing, Zimini was very secretive with his constituents in Dracut.  As the Boston Globe has reported a few years ago Tim Murray, at Mike McLaughlin’s request got his friend John Zimini a job…

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Lowell Sun Expose on Mike McLaughlin

The Lowell Sun published a lengthy expose on Tim Murray’s phone pal Mike McLaughin in today’s paper.  It shows a man who exerted a great deal of power behind the scenes in his hometown of Dracut.  A man who didn’t take no for an answer.  It also reiterates that he used Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray to accomplish his designs.  From…

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Will Murray’s McLaughlin Problem Take Down Colleen Garry?

Before Tim Murray’s phone tag buddy Mike McLaughlin became a household name for his $360K housing authority salary, he was at the center of a town scandal in Dracut.  A scandal that involves Deval Patrick’s appointment of an alleged McLaughlin ally to the Dracut Housing Authority.  Colleen Garry is seen as a central player on McLaughlin’s side in the controversy…

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Broadside Appearance to Talk About Tim Murray:”McLaughlin Didn’t Appoint Housing Authority Members”

I was on Broadside with Jim Braude last night for two segments.  The first was talking about the presidential primary.  The second followed Sean Murphy of the Boston Globe’s explanation of his investigation.  I made one point that is being lost by those that say Tim Murray did nothing wrong, that this is all McLaughlin’s fault.  The point is, Mike…

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What Did Deval Patrick Know, and When Did He Know It?

The largest unanswered question from yesterday’s Globe bombshell regarding Tim Murray and Mike McGlaughlin is, what did Deval Patrick know, and when did he know it?  The paper outlined a five plus year relationship between McLaughlin and Murray.  Including instances where McLaughlin raised money illegally for Patrick and Murray. The part of the story, which perplexed most people I talked…

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