A Suffolk Superior Court judge has refused to throw out the state attorney general’s bribery case against former Probation Commissioner John J. O’Brien, ruling that there is direct evidence he organized a fundraiser for former Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill to help his wife get a job at the state lottery. Grand jury testimony showed that O’Brien pressured employees to donate to Cahill based on “his own well-founded perception that his doing so was the means by which his wife would obtain employment.”
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