The indictment of Timothy Cahill

The former state treasurer is accused of using public funds to run ads aimed at boosting his 2010 campaign for governor.

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Cahill vows to fight charges, says he did nothing wrong


Former state treasurer Timothy Cahill vowed to fight the corruption charges he faces, calling the $1.5 million state lottery campaign in 2010 “the right thing to do.’’

Cahill faced fine line on government advertising

In politics, all the world’s a campaign stage - particularly for incumbents. Officeholders enjoy the advantage of hitching their names to good works in newspaper and television ads, in government printings, at public events - all in the name of informing the public. With the indictment of former state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill for allegedly misusing State Lottery advertising to benefit his gubernatorial campaign, the question of what constitutes illegal campaigning and what constitutes legitimate promotion for the larger good is in the crosshairs.

Timothy Cahill indicted in corruption case

A Suffolk County grand jury has handed up indictments against former state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill on corruption charges after his campaign allegedly used $1.65 million in taxpayer-funded state lottery advertising to boost his floundering gubernatorial bid in 2010, a top state law enforcement official said today. Cahill was charged with directing the state Lottery to launch the media blitz that was designed to run up from mid-September though the November election. The indictment cites public corruption.

Cahill holdover ousted from lottery post

The latest twist comes as prosecutors probe the $1.65 million lottery ad blitz former treasurer Timothy Cahill launched during his gubernatorial campaign.

Previous coverage

June 22, 2011

Files link Cahill to lottery’s 2010 ad

From June 22, 2011: Former state treasurer Timothy P. Cahill was directly involved in the state lottery’s decision to launch a $1.65 million taxpayer-funded advertising blitz seen as benefiting his campaign for governor last year, according to e-mails and other documents obtained by the Globe.

Oct. 15, 2010

Cahill’s losing lottery ticket

The e-mail trail that was front-page news sure makes it seem like Tim Cahill’s campaign was coordinating with lottery officials to use that agency’s advertising dollars to boost his gubernatorial hopes.

Oct. 14, 2010

Cahill’s advisers discussed lottery ads

E-mails show Timothy Cahill’s campaign advisers discussing when the ads should run and what they should include.

Oct. 8, 2010

Cahill accuses ex-aides of plot to help Baker

Independent gubernatorial candidate Timothy P. Cahill accused his former top strategists and aides yesterday of conspiring to sabotage his candidacy.