Andrea Estes

Estes is an investigative reporter specializing in government accountability. She has covered the State House, Boston City Hall, and the federal courts and served on the Spotlight investigative team exposing corrupt hiring practices in the state Probation Department. Her reporting on former House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi led to federal corruption charges.

Latest stories

‘A one-two punch:' bookkeeper accused of stealing from restaurants, bakers, and other small businesses already hurting from COVID shutdown

By , Globe Staff

Clients knew Patricia Lindau as the nice woman who handled their payroll and made sure they paid their state and federal taxes on time — until she disappeared. Now, more than 20 New England business owners, most already reeling from the economic crisis, are learning they owe huge amounts to the Internal Revenue Service, and the state.

Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi wins fight to become a registered lobbyist

By , Globe Staff

Judge rules that state law bars only those convicted of state, not federal, crimes.

Warren, Markey, and Pressley call for independent investigation of coronavirus deaths at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home

By , Globe Staff

Federal lawmakers on Friday urged Governor Charlie Baker to appoint an independent investigator to determine what led to the deaths of 31 veterans at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home from coronavirus.

DA, ex-head of State Police probably violated the law by ordering arrest report altered, panel says

By , Globe Staff

The episode, dubbed Troopergate, led to the abrupt retirements of Colonel Richard and his second-in-command. Several months later, two other top State Police officials also retired. It was the first in a series of scandals that have roiled the force since 2017.