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COLUMN: In our opinion

Although admittedly guilty of felony obstruction of justice in the probe of discriminatory legislative redistricting, former House Speaker Thomas F. Finneran now is seeking reinstatement of his $31,269 state pension. The Boston Herald reports that, incredibly, his defense is that the obstruction - lying to a grand jury about his involvement as speaker in the redistricting - did not intersect with his public duties. Sadly, he joins William F. Bulger and other betrayers of the public trust whose public service devolved to flagrant self-service.
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Title Annotation:EDITORIAL
Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Article Type:Editorial
Date:Aug 22, 2007
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