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

Racially tinged e-mails expose rift in Plymouth County DA’s office

By and , Globe Staff

The e-mails included a seemingly mocking attitude toward a crime victim, raising doubts about the former prosecutor’s integrity.

US seeks testimony from ex-probation chief in new probe

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The investigation is likely to focus on politicians who took part in the illegal hiring scheme run by John O’Brien, insiders said.

Ex-owners of casino land face suit to get share of Everett deal

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Jamie Russo said he is owed 3 percent of the $25 million that casino operator Wynn paid FBT Everett Realty for the 30 acres of land.

Lawyers seek to drop Evan Dobelle

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Lawyers for the former Westfield State University president, embroiled in federal and state lawsuits, are looking to drop him as a client.