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

Questions raised about source of late funds that helped carry Rep. Lori Trahan to victory

By , Globe Staff

One campaign finance expert said Trahan’s sudden infusion of campaign funds “seems unlikely to have an innocent explanation.”

Drunken encounter at car dealership lays bare problems with police at Bedford VA

By , Globe Staff

VA police Officer Thomas Reddy Jr. was arrested last month after an angry encounter at a Burlington car dealership. Now, he’s facing dismissal and the Bedford VA police chief has been suspended.

Baker calls for Newton judge to be pulled from bench amid probe

By , and Matt Stout , Globe Staff

The Globe reported a federal grand jury is looking into whether Judge Shelley Joseph and other court personnel helped an undocumented immigrant evade immigration officials.

ICE agent was in courthouse. Did judge and others help man flee?

By and , Globe Staff

There’s a federal probe into whether a Newton District Court judge and court personnel helped an undocumented immigrant leave through a back door and avoid arrest.