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

Former state senator Brian Joyce indicted on federal charges

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Brian Joyce pleaded not guilty to all charges Friday before he was released on $250,000 secured bond.

Scathing audit finds Department of Children and Families failed to report crimes against children

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In some cases, social workers didn’t know that children they were monitoring had been badly hurt, the state audit found.

Ethics commission investigating altered State Police report

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Anyone involved in ordering changes to the arrest report of Alli Bibaud could face charges of violating the state conflict of interest law.

Longtime Somerville court clerk Tomasone suspended amid investigation

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The trial court suspended Tomasone without pay for two weeks over allegations that he had his secretary doing his personal business on court time.