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Robert DeLeo in glare at Probation hiring trial

Federal prosecutors put House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo at the center of the Probation Department corruption trial Wednesday, seeking to show that DeLeo and other legislators provided favors for department officials in exchange for probation jobs for legislators’ friends.

Two state representatives told jurors that in 2008, DeLeo’s office offered to arrange probation jobs for their friends after they had agreed to support DeLeo in his competitive race for House speaker. The testimony was designed to show that DeLeo’s connection to the department included having probation jobs at his disposal.

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