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

Everett mayor reportedly target of federal investigation

By , Globe Staff

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

DeLeo denied patronage links

By and , Globe Staff

House Speaker Robert DeLeo made sworn statements that were contradicted by lawmakers and officials, a transcript shows.

Former probation chief said to face ongoing inquiry

By , Globe Staff

Nearly a year after John O’Brien was sentenced for racketeering, the government wants him to inform on lawmakers who benefited from the hiring scheme.

Developer turns to Revere mayoral challenger

By , Globe Staff

Charles Lightbody, a felon whose involvement in the Everett casino project triggered a criminal investigation, has turned on his friend, Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo.