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

Sen. Joyce to pay nearly $5,000 to resolve campaign finance issues

By , Globe Staff

State Senator Brian Joyce tapped campaign funds to pay for his son’s 2014 high school graduation party.

Dispute over state senator’s dirty laundry raises questions

By , Globe Staff

A Randolph dry cleaner said he gave State Senator Brian Joyce free laundry services for more than a decade.

Judge rejects Boston suit to block casino

By and , Globe Staff

A judge chided the city for “inflammatory descriptions,” “spurious” claims, and “hyperbole” used in the complaint.

Everett mayor reportedly target of federal investigation

By , Globe Staff

Prosecutors are investigating whether Carlo DeMaria strong-armed a developer to use union workers.