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

VA report rejects whistle-blower claims of poor care at Manchester hospital

By , Globe Staff

A 50-page report from the VA’s Office of Medical Inspector found flies are still present but that operating room isn’t used, and the instruments weren’t dirty, but simply discolored by the city’s water supply.

Sen. Warren calls for increased oversight of troubled Bedford VA

By , Globe Staff

Warren said she was “growing sick and tired of hearing and reading heart-wrenching story after heart-wrenching story about veterans treated as if their sacrifices for our country do not matter.”

Bed sores, neglect, alleged abuse: inside the Bedford VA nursing home

By and Donovan Slack , Globe Staff | USA Today

The nursing home, where one resident died while a nearby aide played video games, is one of 11 veterans nursing homes to get the lowest possible score for quality and surprise inspections.

State Police probe clears leaders in hiring of trooper with drug-dealing past

By and , Globe Staff

Questions about how Trooper Leigha Genduso, an unindicted co-conspirator in a major marijuana trafficking case, became a civilian dispatcher in 2008 and then a trooper erupted earlier this year.