October 30, 2011
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.
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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.
Michael E. McLaughlin could face little, if any, prison time under Tuesday’s plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
Michael E. McLaughlin has agreed to four federal charges of deliberately concealing his inflated salary from state and federal regulators.
Regulators have found evidence that the lieutenant governor may have violated state law by accepting donations from the disgraced former Chelsea housing director.
Governor Deval Patrick is seeking to ensure that former Chelsea housing chief Michael McLaughlin does not retire with a record state pension.
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.