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State Welfare Names New Head Official After Critical Reports

Massachusetts State House

The state welfare agency has officially named its new commissioner in the wake of a scandal in which payments to dead people were rendered.

The Boston Herald reports Stacey Monahan has been named the new commissioner of the Department of Transitional Assistance. She had been an interim commissioner since Daniel Curley resigned in February after an Inspector General report cited broad overpayments. The February report said fraudulent welfare payments have cost taxpayers $ 25 million per year.

Auditor Suzanne Bump released a report in May which says the agency has paid benefits to 1,164 people who received benefits after they had died, according to WCVB.com.

Monahan has served as the executive director of the Massachusetts Democratic Party and is the former chief of staff for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 12, 2013 at 8:33 pm

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Boston FBI’s Head Agent to Retire

Special Agent Richard DesLauriers announced on Tuesday he would retire from the FBI.

The Boston branch of the FBI announced on Tuesday that its top agent would retire next month. 

Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Richard DesLauriers announced he would retire on July 13 after 26 years with the agency.

DesLauriers took over as Boston’s head FBI agent in July of 2010. During his time with the FBI, he has overseen several landmark investigations, including the 2010 arrests of 10 illegal “sleeper” agents of the Russian government, the arrest of FBI Top Ten Fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger, the terrorism convictions of Tarek Mehanna and Rezwan Ferdaus; the conviction of former Speaker of the Massachusetts House Salvatore DiMasi; the arrest and convictions of Anthony DiNunzio and Luigi Mannochio, former leaders of the New England La Cosa Nostra; and significant progress made in the theft of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, among others. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 11, 2013 at 8:21 pm

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Former Brown Aide Chosen to Head State GOP

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Kristen Hughes, the former deputy finance chairman for the Sen. Scott Brown campaign, won a narrow vote Thursday night to become the new chairwoman of the Massachusetts Republican Party, according to Boston.com

Hughes, 35, will replace outgoing chairman Robert A. Maginn, Jr. Before joining Brown’s campaign – and becoming his choice to lead the GOP through the upcoming election cycle – Hughes worked as a Quincy city councilor.

As Brown’s aide, she helped raise $ 42 million. Her win Thursday was seen by some as a important to avoid Brown from looking weak in the face of another possible run for the U.S. Senate, the Globe reported. 

“I am ready to head to [the GOP headquarters] tomorrow morning to get to work without delay,” Hughes said, according to Boston.com. “How we do in these special elections will have a direct impact on our ability to motivate the grassroots and raise funds for the 2014 cycle and beyond.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 4, 2013 at 5:57 pm

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