Andrea Estes

Estes is an investigative reporter specializing in government accountability. She has covered the State House, Boston City Hall, and the federal courts and served on the Spotlight investigative team exposing corrupt hiring practices in the state Probation Department. Her reporting on former House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi led to federal corruption charges.

Latest stories

With big boost in pension, many Mass. judges retire

By , Globe Staff

The vast majority of the 32 judges retiring in 2014 are eligible for enhanced benefits that could total $500,000 each over 20 years.

Suffolk register of probate agrees to resign

By , Globe Staff

Patricia Campatelli will avoid formal discipline for allegedly punching one employee and bullying others.

Baker’s new chief of staff left NU before governor-elect called

By , Globe Staff

Virtually every news story described Steven Kadish as the university’s COO, creating the impression that Baker lured him away.

Judge profited, despite his absence from bench

By , Globe Staff

Charles Johnson delayed his retirement for six months and did little work, but boosted his pension by nearly $20,000 a year.