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

Emerging scandal in evidence room puts hundreds of drug cases at risk

By and , Globe Staff

An audit revealed missing drugs, guns, and money from a Braintree evidence room, and cases may have to be thrown out.

Milton officials debate whether renovations to Joyce’s home were permitted

By and , Globe Staff

The only way assessors can know for sure is to see the renovations in state Senator Brian Joyce’s home firsthand, one official said.

Joyce defends home renovations

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The state senator denounced a Boston Globe story last week raising questions about whether the work was reflected in the home’s assessed tax value.

Milton scrutinizing Joyce’s house, property tax bill

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Town officials are investigating why the property tax bills appear to be only half what they should be.