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Ex-Chelsea housing chief McLaughlin pleads guilty

Former Chelsea Housing Authority chief Michael E. McLaughlin pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to four counts of deliberately concealing his ­inflated salary from state and federal regulators from 2008 until he was forced to resign in 2011.

McLaughlin, who has been criticized for allegedly building his own power and income at the expense of the poor people he was supposed to help, appeared late this morning in US District Court in Boston.

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