A second City of Boston official was arrested for allegedly forcing Boston Calling to hired union stage hands for concerts on City Hall Plaza.
A grand jury indicted Timothy Sullivan – acting director of Intergovernmental Relations – on conspiracy and extortion charges. Back in May, the city’s tourism director, Kenneth Brissette was indicted on similar charges. Yikes. We suspect more indictments may be on the way.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh released the following statement on Wednesday:
“I am deeply concerned about these allegations. It is a great privilege to serve in City Hall and I will not allow anyone to squander that privilege. I expect everyone to perform at the highest ethical standards. There is no room in my Administration for the type of behavior that is alleged here.
That is why I have called for an independent ethics training program for all of the City’s department heads. And its why I have outside counsel looking into how these events have been managed. We need to ensure that the right practices are in place and the right safeguards. We are having a panel of experts review how things are done and help improve policies. I will not pre-judge anyone’s guilt or innocence. Nor will I tolerate anything less than the highest ethical standards.”