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Opening arguments are made in Tim Cahill trial

Prosecutors asserted Monday that Timothy P. Cahill “reached into the pocket” of the lottery to run an advertising campaign meant to boost his flagging candidacy for governor, as the public corruption ­trial of the former state treasurer began.

Jim O’Brien, chief of the attorney general’s ­Public Integrity Division, said Cahill’s 2010 campaign orchestrated the $1.8 million ad blitz immediately after research showed that his oversight of the state lottery as treasurer was “an enormous selling point” to voters.

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