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A top official in Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s administration pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a corruption charge that could lead to a maximum of 20 years in prison.
Kenneth Brissette, the city’s director of tourism, sports, and entertainment, was arrested for allegedly withholding city permits from a music festival until union workers were hired to staff the event in 2014.
A federal indictment released Thursday outlined allegations that Brissette had engaged in union-related extortion.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Busted = arrested.
He is pleading not guilty, so that means he was arrested, thus "busted".
And as a rule, indictments mean compelling evidence was presented to a grand jury.
Most indictments yield a conviction.
originally posted by: neo96
No worries people he will still be able to vote since felons get that 'right' restored.
originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: neo96
That's not right either and should be changed.
The fact is that once you're released and have paid back for your crime you should be completely restored to normal. There shouldn't be anything trailing you around or stopping you from being a normal citizen again.
The fact that we don't do that is wrong.
So we are on the same side on this. They should have a right to a gun, to vote, etc. Just like anyone else. Otherwise what that means is that they are still considered a criminal and under the control of the State which if they are released they shouldn't be.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
But not if someone was released after being imprisoned for being a rapist or child molester.