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 tosses Mass. suit against Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

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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

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

Everett casino land owners indicted on US, state fraud charges

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The three men allegedly defrauded Steve Wynn and hid that a known Mafia associate was a partner.

As casino decision looms, new questions arise

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A business partner of the felon Charles Lightbody stands to make more than $1 million from the sale of land in Everett to Steve Wynn for a casino.