Springfield is about an hour and a half west of Boston. This is home grown corruption, not Boston based.
It is easily the most corrupt and bankrupt city in MA (and that is saying a lot.) The FBI is spending a lot of time rolling up these guys. This particular guy used to be the chief of staff of the Mayor's office and the head of the Police Commission.
The word on the street is that the Feds are trying to get these guys to roll on the former mayor, but no one is talking.
Thanks for the location info.
Apologies if my comment seemed typically Boston-Centric (it happens way too much) I was trying to speak in general terms about MA.
It is easily the most corrupt and bankrupt city in MA
Is that on a per capita, or total, if total, I think Boston's gotcha beat.