Boston City Council Might Owe Chuck Turner Back Pay After Ruling

June 15, 2012 12:00 AM
Boston City Council Might Owe Chuck Turner Back Pay After Ruling
" BOSTON (AP) — The state’s highest court has ruled that the Boston City Council overstepped its authority when it removed former Councilor Chuck Turner from office before he was sentenced to prison on corruption charges.

The Supreme Judicial Court on Friday said state law does not give municipal bodies the power to expel elected officials prior to sentencing.

The council voted in December 2010 to remove Turner, who had been convicted weeks earlier of taking a $1,000 bribe from a businessman seeking a liquor license from the city, then lying about it to FBI agents "

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