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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

SPOTLIGHT FOLLOW-UP

Federal prosecutors launch probe of law firm over donations

By and Viveca Novak , Globe Staff | Center for Responsive Politics

The US attorney’s office is looking into Thornton Law Firm’s practice of reimbursing partners for millions of dollars in political donations.

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More calls for a probe of Thornton law firm’s political donations

By Viveca Novak and , Center for Responsive Politics and Globe Staff

An election watchdog group accused Thornton Law Firm of illegally reimbursing lawyers for their political donations.

Clinton, Walsh return donations from Boston law firm

By , and Viveca Novak , Globe Staff | Center for Responsive Politics

Several politicians are returning thousands of dollars in donations from lawyers at Thornton Law Firm following a Spotlight Team report.

SPOTLIGHT TEAM

Law firm ‘bonuses’ tied to political donations

By and Viveca Novak , Globe Staff | Center for Responsive Politics

A small Boston law firm became a top funder of the national Democratic Party by paying lawyers “bonuses” for their political donations.