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

Bulger associate to plead guilty to stealing from Boston church

By Milton J. Valencia , Globe Staff

Edward MacKenzie allegedly pocketed nearly half-a-million dollars in kickbacks and stolen cash.

New trial set for Needham doctor in opioid case

By Milton J. Valencia , Globe staff

The date was set following the mistrial of Dr. Joseph Zolot, accused of prescribing opioids to drug addicts.

Judge denies Tsarnaev request for change of venue

By Milton J. Valencia , Globe Staff

A judge said the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be held in Boston but delayed it to Jan. 5.

Judge in Sampson death penalty case threatens to remove lawyer

By Milton J. Valencia , Globe staff

The federal judge said he might have removed the attorney from the Gary Lee Sampson case already, if it did not involve such high stakes.