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

Lawrence police officer charged with trying to extort drug dealer

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Officer John R. Desantis Jr. allegedly sometimes used personal checks to buy cocaine from the dealer.

Labor law comes under scrutiny in US courts

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Recent prosecutions have observers wondering about the line between advocacy for workers and unlawful coercion.

New charges for target of Gardner heist probe

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The charges are an effort by the FBI to pressure Robert Gentile into cooperating with the Gardner investigation, his attorney said.

Sex trafficker sentenced to 30 years in prison

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Raymond Jeffries, 28, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison Thursday for running a widespread sex trafficking ring.