Massachusetts court says voters can decide on repealing casino law

Massachusetts court says voters can decide on repealing casino law

BOSTON, June 24 (UPI) --Massachusetts voters can decide whether to repeal a law authorizing casinos, the state's highest court said Tuesday, opening the door to a November referendum.
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Woman gets prison term for faking injuries to steal from Boston Marathon victims' fund

Woman gets prison term for faking injuries to steal from Boston Marathon victims' fund

BOSTON, May 20 (UPI) --A woman who faked head injuries to get almost $500,000 from a fund for Boston Marathon bombing victims was sentenced Tuesday to up to three years.
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Scott Brown launches exploratory committee for NH Senate

Scott Brown launches exploratory committee for NH Senate

March 14 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Scott Brown is officially considering a run in New Hampshire.
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Boston drug-lab chemist offered plea deal for 5-to-7 years in prison

BOSTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley recommended 5-to-7 years in prison for Annie Dookhan for allegedly falsifying hundreds of drug-test records. 

Martha Coakley announces bid for governor of Massachusetts

MEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- State Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Monday she is running for the Democratic nomination for governor of Massachusetts.
N.Y. woman accused of bilking Boston Marathon fund out of $480,000

N.Y. woman accused of bilking Boston Marathon fund out of $480,000

TROY, N.Y., July 19 (UPI) -- A New York woman is accused of faking medical records and defrauding a Boston Marathon charity of $480,000 for a brain injury that doesn't exist, police say.

Confessed Boston Strangler linked to 1964 murder

BOSTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Authorities on Friday announced that DNA from the remains of the confessed Boston Strangler have been matched to crime scene evidence from a 1964 slaying.

Ex-drug lab worker pleads not guilty

SALEM, Mass., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts drug lab chemist has pleaded innocent to charges she falsified drug test records.

Bay State eyes for-profit school practices

BOSTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Massachusetts' top lawyer says she is investigating more than a dozen for-profit colleges and trade schools for their recruiting and lending practices.

Second Mass. drug chemist arrested

BOSTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A second Massachusetts drug-lab chemist was arrested for allegedly tampering with evidence, leaving the state only one lab for testing evidence, officials said.

Ex-drug lab worker continues court tour

WOBURN, Mass., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- An accused fraudulent Massachusetts drug lab chemist continued a statewide court tour, pleading not guilty in Middlesex Superior Court, her lawyer said.

Ex-drug lab worker indicted

BOSTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A former chemist in the Massachusetts state drug lab faces a 27-count indictment alleging she botched evidence and forged test results, officials said.

Mass., crime lab scandal tough to repair

BOSTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Massachusetts officials said they are determined to repair the state's criminal justice system after it was revealed a state crime lab chemist faked results.

Mass. corruption trial ends in mistrial

BOSTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A judge in the corruption trial of former Massachusetts Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill declared a mistrial Wednesday with the jury deadlocked.

Court needs $13.8 more in drug lab scandal

BOSTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The Massachusetts judiciary said it will require some $13.6 million more to resolve about 136,000 criminal cases involving mishandled drug lab evidence.
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Martha Coakley
Democratic candidate for the Massachusetts Senate seat, Martha Coakley, waves to the crowd during a rally at Cabot Center on the Northeastern University campus in Boston, Massachusetts on January 17, 2010. UPI/Matthew Healey

Martha Mary Coakley (born July 14, 1953) is the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Prior to serving as Attorney General, she was District Attorney of Middlesex County, Massachusetts from 1999 to 2007.

Coakley was the Democratic nominee in the special election‎ to fill the seat in the United States Senate held by interim Senator Paul G. Kirk, who was appointed upon the death of Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy. The special election decided who would fill the remaining three years of Kennedy's term. Coakley was defeated by Republican Scott Brown 52% to 47%, widely considered a stunning upset in Democratic-dominated Massachusetts. She won reelection as the Attorney General in the 2010 general election.

Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to Edward J. and Phyllis E. Coakley, Coakley moved at the age of one with her parents to North Adams. There, she attended St. Joseph's School and Drury High School, graduating in June 1971. Coakley currently resides in Medford. She is married to Thomas F. O'Connor, Jr.

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