John O'Brien

Former Probation Commissioner Sentenced to 18 Months In Prison
A former Massachusetts probation commissioner convicted of rigging the agency's hiring process to favor politically connected candidates has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.
U.S. District Court Judge William Young sentenced John O'Brien on Thursday, saying ``every judge in Massachusetts…
Closing Arguments Made In Probation Hiring Trial
Closing arguments have started in the federal trial of former state probation commissioner John O'Brien and two deputies accused of rigging the agency's hiring process.
O'Brien, William Burke and Elizabeth Tavares are accused of trying to curry favor with powerful lawmakers by funnelin…
Massachusetts Probation Trial Final Arguments Scheduled
The federal trial of former state probation Commissioner John O'Brien and two deputies could be heading to the jury soon.
The prosecution rested its case Friday and the defense opted not to call any witnesses, including O'Brien.
Close arguments are expected to begin Tuesday...
Federal Judge Removes Himself From Probation Hiring Case
A federal judge has agreed to remove himself from the trial of former state probation commissioner John O'Brien and two ex-colleagues.
 
    O'Brien, Elizabeth Tavares and William Burke are accused in a federal indictment with rigging the hiring process at the probation d…