Closing Arguments Underway in Boston Calling Trial

Overview


Ben Goldberger commented on the judge’s instructions to the jury in a revived case against two Boston mayoral aides accused of extortion. “To say that government officials can favor their constituents or political supporters really undermines a key theme of the government’s case,” Goldberger said. “The government may persuade the jury that their view of the case is correct that Brissette and Sullivan were just trying to get jobs for the unions and didn’t care about the event and still end up with a not guilty verdict because of the law as Judge Sorokin instructed.”