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Former MA Probation Commissioner At Moakley Court
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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'' must stand ``appalled'' by the extent of corruption in the state probation department revealed by the two-month trial

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Mayor Mitchell Commends Jury on Whitey Bulger Verdict

Though most of his criminal activity centered around Boston, New Bedford has a notable link to James"Whitey" Bulger and Monday's verdict.

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