Jury finds ex-Probation chief ran sweeping criminal enterprise

John O?Brien and his top aide, Elizabeth Tavares, were convicted of mail fraud, racketeering, and racketeering conspiracy.

Former Probation Department commissioner John O'Brien after his arraignment in 2012.

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The spectacular collapse of Jack O?Brien

Just because all your friends were handing out jobs, commissioner, didn?t make it right. In fact, the jury said, it was a broad criminal enterprise.

Victim of probation patronage system has emotional reaction to verdict

Joseph Gagnon lost his job with the department when he clashed with one of John O?Brien?s inner circle.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/06deleo_photo1-13033.jpg Probation trial verdict could further taint DeLeo

Jurors found that the ex-probation chief used jobs to entice lawmakers to support House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abigail-hernandez-sketch-13047--90x90.JPG Authorities release sketch in Abigail Hernandez case

Law enforcement officials say the man drove the N.H. teen away last October.

WEEI?s ?Dennis and Callahan? program will no longer air on NESN after contract expires

The decision to cancel the simulcast is not specifically related to controversial comments about Erin Andrews, according to sources.

Red Sox manager John Farrell takes the ball from starter Rubby De La Rosa in the fifth inning on Thursday. De La Rosa gave up seven runs (six earned). (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)


Red Sox held to one hit, lose series finale to Blue Jays

Shane Victorino?s leadoff single in the seventh inning was the Red Sox? only hit of the game.

Who owns Market Basket? A look at the shareholders

How the ownership of the Demoulas Market Basket chain breaks down.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/vennochi-1771.png Employees are the losers in Market Basket feud

Workers put their livelihoods on the line for Arthur T. Demoulas. Will their jobs still be there when the dust settles?


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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/AMWM-01256.jpg Hoffman shines in ?A Most Wanted Man?

The adaption of John le Carré?s best-selling novel is Philip Seymour Hoffman?s last leading role before his death.