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Time cards put Winchester housing chief in two places at once

A new state audit shows that the Winchester housing director, who also kept a full-time law practice, filed 16 conflicting time cards showing him in court when he claimed to be at the authority, undermining his insistence that he juggled two careers simply by working “nights and weekends.”

Joseph M. Lally, 59, abruptly resigned his $73,000-a-year housing authority position after 11 years on the job on Oct. 5, days before publication of a Globe story that featured Lally prominently as an example of housing authority executive directors who face little accountability for their work. Lally had claimed that he did the housing job properly by working an average of almost 70 hours a week.

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