Chelsea Housing Authority director Michael E. McLaughlin told the state he makes $160,000 a year. He actually makes $360,383. His potential pension is estimated at $278,842.

Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe

Chelsea Housing Authority director Michael E. McLaughlin told the state he makes $160,000 a year. He actually makes $360,383. His potential pension is estimated at $278,842.

October 30, 2011

Chelsea housing chief’s pay draws fire

Michael E. McLaughlin makes $360,383 a year to oversee 1,415 apartments for low-income people. It’s nearly twice the salary of the housing chief in New York City.

November 3, 2011

Housing director resigns after high salary criticized

Governor Deval Patrick demanded the resignation of the Chelsea Housing Authority’s executive director after a Globe report showed he makes $360,000 a year.

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McLaughlin probe takes aim at rigged inspections

Prosecutors are looking into whether federal officials or others tipped off former Chelsea housing chief Michael McLaughlin about “surprise” apartment inspections.

Auditors noted, then ignored, McLaughlin pay

State auditors did nothing about former Chelsea Housing Authority chief Michael E. McLaughlin’s salary until the gap between his disclosed and true paychecks reached $200,000.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/chelsea-4180--90x90.jpg Ex-Chelsea housing chief admits guilt in hiding big salary

Michael E. McLaughlin could face little, if any, prison time under Tuesday’s plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

McLaughlin's ties to Beacon Hill

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adrian walker

Chelsea’s options

Chelsea and the state are trying to fix the city’s housing authority while the work of unraveling what’s wrong with it is still going on.