Rev. Bruce Wall is one of those guys who can’t stop talking — which, I suppose, is a job requirement for a man of the cloth.
Even so, talking may be a bad idea for a man who has been accused of taking part in an alleged Keystone Kops-style shakedown attempt — in this case of Keolis, the French company that recently won a $2.4 billion contract to run the commuter rail system.
Wall’s name is the lone one that appears on the dubious $105,000 “invoice” presented to a Keolis official last month by Rev. Eugene F. Rivers 3d on behalf of a company calling itself DRM Advisory Group. (DRM stands for Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.)
According to the Keolis official, Rivers warned her that he could cause a lot of headaches for Keolis if it didn’t make the $105,000 payment to DRM. Rivers publicly denies he made such threats and has since stopped discussing the matter.
The crux of all this is that a group of ministers and activists held two meetings with Keolis officials about ensuring that the company would employ a diverse workforce after it takes over the commuter rail on July 1.
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