House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo said Wednesday that he has been told he will not be charged in the federal investigation into patronage at the Massachusetts Probation Department that has roiled state government.
“I’m confident that I’m in the clear, because I’ve been informed that the US attorney has stated that they have found that I was not part of any impropriety,” he told reporters at the State House.
Asked if all his members would avoid charges, DeLeo said he did not know. “There is still a grand jury out there, but I do not know the status of any other members,” he said.
In a telephone interview, DeLeo’s lawyer, R. Robert Popeo, said he received the news about his client Tuesday.
“A senior person in the office of the US attorney called me to let me know that they were not proceeding against DeLeo,” said Popeo, who is chairman of the law firm Mintz Levin.
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