Shelley Murphy

Murphy is a reporter for the Metro section. She covers organized crime, homeland security, legal affairs, criminal and civil court cases, and breaking news. She graduated from Northeastern University. She is co-author of the New York Times best-seller “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.

Latest stories

Fifth Teamsters member arrested in ‘Top Chef’ case

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Michael Ross of Billerica was charged in connection with the extortion case involving members of Teamsters Local 25.

Ex-prosecutor to investigate city’s involvement with Teamsters

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Mayor Walsh hired Brian Kelly, who helped convict “Whitey” Bulger, to investigate City Hall’s role in a local union’s alleged extortion scheme.

Holbrook man charged in extortion case has criminal record

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John Fidler, 51, has been convicted of stabbing several people in downtown Boston, and once admitted to selling cocaine.

Union local’s ‘sordid’ past reprised in ‘Top Chef’ charges

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The alleged harassment by Teamsters Local 25 is the latest chapter in the union’s checkered history with Hollywood.