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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

Sleeping staff, disregard for safety found at Brockton VA nursing home

By , Globe staff

Investigators found a nurse and a nurse’s aide fast asleep during their shifts — one dozed in a darkened room while the other was wrapped in a blanket in the locked cafeteria.

Union boss who defended state troopers faces his own fraud investigation

By , Globe Staff

Dana Pullman is at the center of his own federal fraud investigation, with investigators asking whether the union leader was helping himself while helping others.

Mayor Walsh hires convicted former state representative as special assistant

By and Meghan Irons , Globe Staff

The Boston mayor recently hired Carlos Henriquez as his $89,000-a-year special assistant for community engagement, working on antiviolence issues, among other things.

State Police union president Pullman resigns amid new federal probe

By and , Globe Staff

Dana Pullman said he was stepping down as union president for “personal reasons,” but it comes as the union faces a burgeoning criminal investigation.