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Tue December 4, 2012
Jury Considers Case Against Cahill
The corruption case against former state Treasurer Tim Cahill is now in the hands of the jury. Cahill is accused of illegally spending one and a half million dollars on Lottery ads in 2010 – ads the prosecution says were really meant to boost Cahill’s run for governor. Cahill’s prosecution follows a slew of other corruption cases in Massachusetts. But while former state Senator Dianne Wilkerson, former Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner, and former House Speaker Sal DiMasi all went to prison — some say all Cahill did was practice politics as usual. In his closing argument, Cahill’s attorney Jeffrey Denner said his client’s mistake was dreaming big – and underestimating the vindictiveness of the Democratic Party.
Adam Reilly has been covering the trial for WGBH. He spoke with Emily Rooney on Boston Public Radio.
- Adam Reilly, WGBH News reporter