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

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.

Years don’t erase complexity of DiMasi corruption case

By , Globe Staff

Attorney General Martha Coakley may not be the only one struggling to remember details of the biggest public corruption case in recent Massachusetts history.

Judge tosses Mass. suit against Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

By and , Globe Staff

Attorney General Martha Coakley sued the lenders for refusing to sell homes in foreclosure to nonprofits.

Coakley lawsuit has ties to key backer’s interests

By , Globe Staff

The lawsuit could aid a nonprofit run by Elyse Cherry, who is also cochair of Martha Coakley’s campaign finance committee.