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

Exam shredding error is setback for probation promotion overhaul

By , Globe Staff

Trial court officials destroyed the promotion test’s essay portion before they could learn how employees performed.

Letter reveals identity of complainant in Crosby case

By , Globe Staff

The person who filed an ethics complaint against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission chairman was revealed Thursday as a lawyer who used to represent Suffolk Downs.

Wynn Resorts threatens to file defamation suit against Mayor Walsh

By , Globe Staff

The company behind the Everett casino says Walsh made “false statements and untrue innuendo” in filings for the city’s lawsuit against the state gaming commission.

Racially tinged e-mails expose rift in Plymouth County DA’s office

By and , Globe Staff

The e-mails included a seemingly mocking attitude toward a crime victim, raising doubts about the former prosecutor’s integrity.