Prosecution Criticized For Strategy In O’Brien Trial


Mark Pearlstein said “it is clear” that prosecutors did not bring legal action against Massachusetts House Speaker DeLeo in a racketeering trial involving the state Probation Department because “the government either believed that he [DeLeo] was not guilty of any criminal misconduct and/or that the government did not believe it could prove any violation of law beyond a reasonable doubt.” Mr. Pearlstein called the situation “very unfair” to DeLeo because “his reputation has been attacked, and he has no mechanism, other than statements in the press, to attempt to defend himself.” Listen to the full interview