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

Lawyers seek to drop Evan Dobelle

By , Globe Staff

Lawyers for the former Westfield State University president, embroiled in federal and state lawsuits, are looking to drop him as a client.

More legal trouble for lobbyist convicted in DiMasi case

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Richard McDonough, in prison for his role in the Salvatore DiMasi corruption case, is accused of defrauding the state pension system.

GOP wants inquiry into state senator’s gifts to colleagues

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Milton state senator Brian Joyce received of dozens of pairs of deeply discounted designer sunglasses from a manufacturer in his district.

State senator’s lavish gift raises concerns on ethics

By , Globe Staff

Designer sunglasses given by Brian Joyce to his colleagues may violate ethics rules for the cut-rate price that he paid for them.