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Key witness testifies in trial of ex-probation chief

Former Massachusetts Probation Department official Edward Ryan, recanting earlier testimony, said today that he operated with the understanding that he was helping to secure his boss’s wife a job when he set up a 2005 fundraiser.

“I said there was no connection before,” Ryan said, referring to his 2010 testimony to Paul Ware, an independent counsel probing the department. “There was a connection.”

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