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Another virus cost: corruption trials join sports on sideline

Posted On: Mar 31, 2020   |   Posted By: Boston Herald

Every sports fan is missing some events more than others, whether it's Opening Day, March Madness, the Boston Marathon, the Masters golf tournament, etc.
Me, I'm missing the political corruption trials in federal court.
Except for the occasional illegal immigrant Dominican or Ecuadoran, or the odd Haverhill felon in possession of a firearm, everything at the Moakley Courthouse is pretty much on hold, so I thought I would give an update on the more entertaining ones that are in limbo.
First of all, there is a silver lining to this dark cloud, at least if you're the perps, because not only are they not yet in prison , most of them remain gainfully unemployed on the public payroll, or at least grabbing a kiss in the mail.
Take Judge Shelley Joseph - please. She was indicted by a federal grand jury last year after she let a twice-deported drunk driving cocaine-possessing illegal immigrant Dominican career criminal out the back door of the Newton District Courthouse to escape...

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