Broadside: Uncovering a scandal

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October 2, 2012, 7:38 pm
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(NECN) - The Boston Globe has been doing a bang-up job exposing a scandal at the Chelsea Housing Authority.

The latest story details a widening investigation of former Housing Authority Chief Michael McLaughlin. McLaughlin is now suspected of diverting funds intended to fix apartments to his own personal benefit.

Back in November, the Globe reported on how McLaughlin, already one of the highest paid Housing Authority Chiefs in the United States, arranged for over $200,000 in checks to be written to himself on his way out of office.

But the most impacting of the Globe stories could be the one that appeared in January, which detailed how McLaughlin was a top fundraiser for Mass. Lt. Gov. Tim Murray.

Boston Globe reporter Sean Murphy joined Broadside to talk about the investigative journalism and impact.

Watch the attached video for more.

Tags: Boston Globe, Tim Murray, Sean Murphy, Michael McLaughlin, Chelsea Housing Authority, investigative journalism, Housing Authority Chief
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