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Tanya Singleton Receives Probation

The cousin of former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been sentenced to two years probation and one year home confinement.

Tanya Singleton refused to testify before a grand jury investigating Hernandez's alleged role in the murder of Odin Lloyd

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Prosecutors Recommend Home Confinement For Hernandez Cousin

Bristol County prosecutors are recommending probation and home confinement instead of prison time for a cousin of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez who is charged with contempt and has said she is dying from cancer

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O’Brien Convicted In Probation Hiring Case

Former state probation commissioner John O'Brien was convicted of federal racketeering and mail fraud in a case that accused him of rigging the department's hiring process to favor politically-connected applicants over more qualified ones

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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 funneling jobs to politically connected applicants at the expense of more qualified candidates

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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

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Senate Votes On Parole for Juveniles Serving Life Sentences

State senators on Tuesday approved a bill that would make juveniles convicted of first-degree murder eligible for parole after serving between 20 and 30 years in prison.

Amendments that would have raised the minimum threshold for parole to 35 years or to 25 years were defeated, the latter by a single vote

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Global Learning Charter Public School Placed On Probation

State education officials have placed New Bedford's first Charter School on probation, for low MCAS scores in math and language arts over the past two years. 

Global Learning Charter Public School Director Stephen Furtado tells WBSM News, the designation is disappointing, but it can be turned around

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