Milton J. Valencia

Valencia covers the federal courts and law enforcement for the Metro desk. He has been with the Globe since 2007, as a regional reporter and as a general assignment reporter on the morning and night shifts. His stories focus on quality-of-life issues, while also analyzing crime trends and law enforcement policies.

Latest stories

Who could be the new US attorney for Massachusetts?

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Republicans are set to appoint their first federal prosecutor in Boston in eight years.

Facing illness, former Speaker DiMasi is released from prison

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Sal DiMasi, who received a compassionate release due to his poor health, will return to Melrose where he will be spend the next six months in home confinement.

DiMasi to be released within a week

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A judge said he hoped his decision to release Sal DiMasi would focus attention on the issue of compassionate release for chronically ill prisoners.

Sampson murder victims’ relatives share pain in court

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Gary Lee Sampson killed 69-year-old Philip McCloskey and 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo in a violent spree in the summer of 2001.