A Massachusetts state senator, Democrat Dianne Wilkerson, was arrested on charges of extortion as a public official and theft of honest services as a state senator. According to an Associated Press article, she was caught on video accepting cash from some undercover agents and even stuffing some of the money into her bra. It appears she took the cash in exchange for her assistance in helping a developer obtain a liquor license.
Wilkerson did not enter a plea, but faces a total of 40 years in prison and $500,000 in fines. She had held the seat since 1993 but lost in a close primary race. She was attempting to keep her position through a write-in and sticker campaign. Allegedly, the illegal money was going to be used to help fund a primary recount that would cost $70,000.
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