Photos: Dianne Wilkerson nabbed

Public Corruption Squad of the FBI arrest State Senator Wilkerson on complaint of extortion and theft.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 29, 2008

This morning, Massachusetts State Senator Dianne Wilkerson was arrested on charges of attempted extortion and wire fraud after an 18-month investigation by the FBI. The FBI alleges that Wilkerson took bribes from $500 up to $10,000 (for a total of $ 23,500 ) to help secure a liquor license for the Roxbury nightclub Dejavu. The FBI also released photos – reproduced here – which it says shows Wilkerson accepting the bribes from a confidential FBI informant. The full FBI affidavit can be viewed here.

Read Ted Siefer's special to The Phoenix piece Dianne's Special Deal.

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