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Cahill to Pay $100K Fine to End Corruption Case

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By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts state Treasurer Tim Cahill has agreed to pay a $100,000 civil fine in exchange for prosecutors dropping a corruption case in which he was accused of scheming to use $1.5 million of state lottery money for an ad campaign designed to boost his 2010 gubernatorial campaign.

A person with firsthand knowledge of the agreement said Cahill will not face retrial. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been presented to a judge yet.

Prosecutors from state Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office and Cahill’s lawyers are scheduled to outline the agreement to a judge Friday afternoon.

Cahill’s first trial ended is a mistrial in December when a jury was unable to reach a verdict.

Cahill, who ran as an independent, finished third.


  • shawnm5

    Of course money talks. This scumbag belongs behind bars. Corruption

  • The truth

    ALFRED!!!!!!!!!!

  • The truth

    So lets get this straight he used 1.5 million of lottery money on commercials for his failed campaign. Then we spend all this money trying to convict him and he only pays back 100,000. That’s a great return on our money!!!