Probation: An agency for the well-connected

More than 250 employees of the Probation Department have personal connections to politicians and court officials, or gave at least $500 to state legislators since 2002, a Spotlight analysis has shown. On Thursday, Independent Counsel Paul F. Ware Jr. found that suspended Probation Commissioner John J. O'Brien systematically hired and promoted politically-backed job candidates, against whom job candidates without connections had little hope. | Related article

Probation employees connected to politicians and court officials

Note: Donations cumulative since 2002. * indicates that donation total includes family members

Supporter Job Salary Donations Top recipient Political & family Connections
Joseph M. Abber
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Plymouth Juvenile Court $74,350 $780 Sen. Marian Walsh ($505), D-West Roxbury   
Sandra L. Adams
Probation Officer, Attleboro District Court $65,039 $580 Sen. James Timilty (355), D-Walpole   
Catherine N. Agnelli
Associate Probation Officer, Natick District Court $34,517 0   Lt. Gov. Tim Murray and others helped get a job for Agnelli, daughter of prominent attorney and campaign contributor Joseph Agnelli 
Geraldo Alicea
Former Probation Officer, Worcester juvenile or probate NA $556 Sen. Richard Moore ($556), D-Uxbridge  Elected state rep., D-Charlton, in 2007 
Vito J. Aluia
Chief Probation Officer, Chelsea District Court $97,984 $3,550 Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi ($2,025), D-Boston  Relative of Jason Aluia, longtime aide to former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi 
Kathryn D. Anzalone
Associate Probation Officer, Plymouth District Court $37,518 $0   Daughter of Commissioner John J. O'Brien's college football teammate 
Stephen P. Anzalone Jr.
Probation Officer, rejected NA $150 Rep. James Murphy ($150), D-Weymouth  Son of Commissioner John J. O'Brien's college football teammate. Chief Justice blocked O'Brien from hiring him 
Stephen P. Anzalone Sr.
First Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Malden District Court $82,078 $850 Former Senate President Robert Travaglini ($450), D-Boston  Defensive tackle on 1976 Boston College football team with Commissioner John J. O'Brien 
David P. Arinella
Chief Probation Officer, East Boston Division, Boston Municipal Court $93,021 $580 Rep. Carlo Basile ($550), D-East Boston   
Stephen Ashe
Acting Chief Probation Officer, Hampden Superior Court $88,058 $1,925 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($1,125), D-Ludlow  Son of Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe 
Christopher R. Aylward
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Norfolk Juvenile Court $74,350 $2,120 Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi ($600), D-Boston   
Ann Baddour
Associate Probation Officer, Haverhill District Court $34,517 $0   Wife of Sen. Steven Baddour, D-Methuen 
Danny Baez
Acting Chief Probation Officer, Hampden Juvenile Court $88,058 $525 Rep. Geraldo Alicea ($525), D-Charlton   
Brian M. Balestracci
Probation Officer, Bristol Juvenile Court $65,039 $2,500* Sen. Mark Montigny ($2,500), D-New Bedford   
Patrick Ball
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Clinton District Court $74,350 $575* Rep. Harold Naughton ($375), D-Clinton   
Frank Baptista
Assistant Court Services Coordinator, Community Corrections $42,285 $1,390 Rep. Michael Rodrigues ($715), D-Westport   
Alfred E. Barbalunga
Chief Probation Officer, Southern Berkshire District Court $97,984 $2,060* Rep. Daniel Bosley ($1,000), D-North Adams  Son of retired Pittfield District Court Judge Alfred A. Barbalunga 
Jason W. Barber
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Salem District Court $69,686 $2,245 House Speaker Robert DeLeo ($1,995), D-Winthrop   
Derek P. Berry
Associate Probation Officer, Worcester Probate and Family Court $34,517 $300* Rep. Geraldo Alicea ($300), D-Charlton  Former intern for Rep. Geraldo Alicea, D-Charlton 
Americo Bevilacqua
First Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Suffolk Juvenile Court $71,862 $1,950 Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi ($1,450), D-Boston  High school friend of Dan Toscano, legal aide to former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi 
Joseph D. Bianculli
Probation Officer, Wrentham District Court $65,039 $550 Rep. Walter Timilty ($300), D-Milton   
John J. Bish
Probation Officer, East Brookfield District Court $65,039 $1,320 Sen. Stephen Brewer ($820), D-Barre   
Jonathan M. Blodgett
Probation Officer, Essex Juvenile Court $52,445 $100 Rep. Steven Walsh ($100), D-Lynn  Son of Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett 
John C. Boardman
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Haverhill District Court $74,350 $2,025 Sen. Steven Baddour ($1,200), D-Methuen   
Heidi M. Bobola-Looney
Probation Officer, Middlesex County Juvenile Court $62,939 $750 Rep. Kevin Murphy ($600), D-Lowell   
Maribeth Borsari
Regional Supervisor, Office of the Commissioner $81,630 $500 Sen. Marc Pacheco ($500), D-Taunton   
Maria M. Boverini
Probation Officer, Essex Juvenile Probation $52,445 $0   Daughter of late state Sen. Walter Boverini, former Majority Leader 
Richard N. Bracciale
Chief Probation Officer, Office of the Commissioner $102,946 $300 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($300), D-Ludlow  Friend of Commissioner John J. O'Brien from Suffolk Superior Court 
David J. Branco
Probation Officer, New Bedford District Court $65,039 $575 Sen. Mark Montigny ($575), D-New Bedford   
James J. Brennan
Acting Chief Probation Officer, Quincy District Court $78,133 $1,375 Sen. John Hart ($950), D-Boston   
Mark Bruno
Probation Officer, Springfield District Court $65,039 $1,600 Rep. Eugene O'Flaherty ($1,600), D-Chelsea   
Michael A. Buckley
Probation Officer, Norfolk Superior Court $65,039 $100 Sen. Marian Walsh ($100), D-West Roxbury  Stepson of Sen. Marian Walsh, D-West Roxbury. Son of Paul V. Buckley, retired district court judge now serving as Commissioner of Industrial Accidents 
Michael A. Bulgaris
Chief Probation Officer, Ipswich District Court $102,946 $900 Sen. Bruce Tarr ($900), R-Gloucester   
Christopher J. Bulger
Deputy Probation Commissioner, Office of the Commissioner $114,021 $550 Three-way tie,   Second youngest son of former Sen. President William Bulger 
Patrick Bulger
Assistant Court Services Coordinator, Community Corrections $42,285 $125 Former Speaker of the House Thomas Finneran ($125), D-Mattapan  Son of former Senate President William Bulger 
Gerald W. Buono III
Associate Probation Officer, Worcester Juvenile Court $34,517 $0   Son of East Brookfield District Court Chief Probation Officer Gerald W. Buono, Jr. 
Mindy L. Burke
Program Manager, Electronic Monitoring Program $55,627 $375 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($375), D-Ludlow  Daughter of former Probation Deputy Commissioner William H. Burke III 
William H. Burke III
Former Deputy Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Western Region Field Services Division Retired $875* Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($700), D-Ludlow  Son of the late William H. Burke, Jr., former chairman of the Democratic State Committee 
James E. Butcher
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Westborough District Court $74,350 $1,500* Rep. John Binienda ($800), D-Worcester   
Joseph L. Calcasola
Chief Probation Officer, Clinton Training Academy $102,946 $2,675* Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($2,575), D-Ludlow   
Kathleen K. Callahan
Probation Officer, Quincy District Court $52,445 $1,415 Rep. James Murphy ($1,050), D-Weymouth   
Angelo Camerota
Assistant Court Services Coordinator, Community Corrections $42,285 $500 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($200), D-Ludlow   
Patricia Campatelli
Statewide Program Manager, Community Corrections $102,038 $2,200 Former Senate President Robert Travaglini ($1,500), D-Boston   
Francis A. Campbell
Supervisor, Office of the Commissioner $112,986 $0   Friend of Commissioner John J. O'Brien from Suffolk Superior Court 
Dean Carneiro
Associate Probation Officer, Eastern Hampshire District Court $42,021 $750 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($750), D-Ludlow   
Audrey A. Carr
Probation Officer, Taunton District Court $46,994 $0   Sister-in-law of longtime Rep. James H. Fagan, D-Taunton 
Mark Casimiro
Assistant Court Services Coordinator, Community Corrections $47,475 $1,650 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($1,650), D-Ludlow   
Donald Castle
Probation Officer, Lynn District Court $65,039 $670 Sen. Thomas McGee ($320), D-Lynn   
Paul Cervizzi
Chief Probation Officer, Malden District Court $102,946 $2225* House Speaker Robert DeLeo ($2,225), D-Winthrop   
Michael Checkman
Probation Officer, Suffolk Superior Court $52,445 $1,975 Rep. Eugene O'Flaherty ($1,975), D-Chelsea   
Domenico Cirelli
Court Service Coordinator, Community Corrections $59,842 $3,650* House Speaker Robert DeLeo ($3,650), D-Winthrop   
Brian Clune
Probation Officer , Palmer District Court $52,445 $14,525* Sen. Stephen Buoniconti ($7,450), D-West Springfield  Former aide to Sen. Stephen J. Buoniconti, D-West Springfield 
Jill Cocchi
Probation Officer, Hampden Juvenile Court $48,251 $1,000* Sen. Stephen Buoniconti ($1,000), D-West Springfield   
James Colgan
Former Chief Probation Officer, Greenfield District Court Left agency $550* Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($550), D-Ludlow   
Kelly P. Collins
Associate Probation Officer, Suffolk County Probate and Family Court $34,517 $850 House Speaker Robert DeLeo ($850), D-Winthrop  Relative of Associate Probation Officer Paul F. Collins 
Paul F. Collins
Associate Probation Officer, Framingham District Court $34,517 $5,150 House Speaker Robert DeLeo ($4,300), D-Winthrop   
James P. Concannon III
Probation officer in charge, Office of the Commissioner $74,350 $1,650 Sen. John Hart ($1,650), D-Boston   
Thomas D. Connolly
Probation Officer, Suffolk Superior Court $58,742 $975 Sen. John Hart ($975), D-Boston   
Eric C. Contreras
Probation Officer, New Bedford District Court $65,039 $810 Sen. Mark Montigny ($810), D-New Bedford   
John D. Corrao Jr.
Assistant Court Services Coordinator, Community Corrections $44,123 $1,500 House Speaker Robet DeLeo ($1,500), D-Winthrop   
Mark Costa
Probation Officer, Fall River District Court $54,544 $500 Sen. Joan Menard ($300), D-Somerset   
Kerrin M. Costello
Probation Officer in Charge, Office of the Commissioner $69,686 $0   Wife of Rep. Michael Costello, D-Newburyport 
John F. Cremens Jr.
Retired First Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Commissioner Retired $0   Friend of Commissioner John J. O'Brien from Suffolk Superior Court 
John Crespo
Probation Officer, Palmer District Court $65,039 $725 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($725), D-Ludlow   
Christina L. Cristaldi
Probation Officer, Lowell District Court $46,154 $1,000 Sen. Steven Baddour ($1,000), D-Methuen   
Brian K. Crowley
Probation Officer, Franklin-Hampshire Juvenile Court $65,039 $600 Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi ($650), D-Boston   
Patrick J. Curran
Former Assistant Court Services Coordinator, Community Corrections Left agency $1,350 House Speaker Robert DeLeo ($1,250), D-Winthrop   
Timothy O. Daley
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Suffolk Probate and Family Court $74,350 $650 House Speaker Robert DeLeo ($300), D-Winthrop   
Edward P. Dalton
Supervisor, retired, Office of the Commissioner $112,986 $4,550 Sen. Marian Walsh ($2,150), D-West Roxbury   
Gordon D'Ambrosio
Probation officer, Middlesex Superior Court $52,445 $2,275* Rep. Eugene O'Flaherty ($2,275), D-Chelsea   
Antoinetta DeAngelis
Probation officer, Holyoke District Court $39,023 $960 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($375), D-Ludlow  Daughter of former Probation Supervisor Nicholas J. DeAngelis 
Nicholas J. DeAngelis
Supervisor, Probation Services, retired Retired $500 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($325), D-Ludlow   
John G. DeJesus
Probation Officer In Charge, Office of the Commissioner $74,350 $3,600 Sen. Joan Menard ($2,200), D-Somerset   
Kirsten A. Delahunt
Probation Officer, Plymouth Superior Court $65,039 $0   Daughter of US Rep. William Delahunt 
Daniel J. Delaney
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Springfield District Court $60,360 $1,400 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($700), D-Ludlow   
William Delaney
Probation Officer, Holyoke District Court $65,039 $500 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($300), D-Ludlow   
Nilza Delgado
Chief Probation Officer, Dudley District Court left agency $575 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($475) , D-Ludlow   
Francis Deluca
Regional program manager, Electronic Monitoring Program $61,307 $200 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($200), D-Ludlow  Friend of Commissioner John J. O'Brien, former fur store owner 
Laura Pereira. Dion
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Westfield District Court $52,023 $875 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($876), D-Ludlow  Niece of Assistant Chief Probation Officer Andre Pereira 
Cory Dion
Probation Officer, Hampden Superior Court $62,939 $450 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($450), D-Ludlow  Married to Probation Officer Laura Dion 
Stephen P. Doherty
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Brockton District Court $74,350 $1,100 Sen. Steven Baddour ($500), D-Methuen   
Joseph W. Dooley
Chief Probation Officer, Taunton District Court $93,021 $3,035 Sen. Marc Pacheco ($1,485), D-Taunton  Son of the late Taunton District Court presiding judge, Andrew J. Dooley 
Melinda S. Dooley
Associate Probation Officer, Attleboro District Court $42,021 $0   Wife of Joseph W. Dooley, Chief Probation Officer in Taunton 
Peter Driscoll
Former Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Plymouth District Court Retired $1,725 Rep. Robert Nyman ($900), D-Hanover (deceased)   
Michael T. Dube
Probation Officer, Framingham District Court $65,039 $1,225 Sen. John Hart ($925), D-Boston   
Kevin P. Duggan
Supervisor of Community Services, deceased, Office of the Commissioner Deceased $0   Friend of Commissioner John J. O'Brien from Suffolk Superior Court 
Sean K. Duggan
Assistant Court Services Coordinator, Community Corrections $44,123 $0   Son of deceased Probation Supervisor Kevin Duggan 
James J. Dwyer
Former Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Middlesex Juvenile Court Left 2007 0   Woburn alderman elected state rep., D-Woburn, in 2008 
Leonard E. Enos Jr.
Acting Chief Probation Officer, Orleans District Court $78,133 $550 Rep. Sarah Peake ($550), D-Provincetown   
James J. Ferrera III
Assistant Court Services Coordinator, Community Corrections $47,475 $3,535* Sen. Stephen Buoniconti ($2,885), D-West Springfield  Springfield City Councilor 
Ronald J. Ferrero Jr.
Probation Officer, Bristol Juvenile Court $54,544 $3,835* Sen. Mark Montigny ($3,835), D-New Bedford   
Sandra M. Ferri
Associate Probation Officer, East Boston Division, Boston Municipal Court $42,021 $775 House Speaker Robert DeLeo ($775), D-Winthrop   
Richard Ferrino
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, East Boston Division, Boston Municipal Court $74,350 $2,400* House Speaker Robert Deleo ($925), D-Winthrop  Family of retired East Boston District Court judge Joseph V. Ferrino 
Gerard J. Festa
Former Coordinator, Electronic Monitoring Program resigned 2010 $3,350* House Speaker Robert DeLeo ($3,350), D-Winthrop   
Brynn Feyre
Probation Officer, Hampden Juvenile Court $48,251 $1,250* Sen. Stephen Buoniconti ($525), D-West Springfield   
Daniel Fitzgerald
Probation Officer, Chicopee District Court $52,445 $875 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($575), D-Ludlow   
Bernard Fitzgerald
Chief Probation Officer, Dorchester Division, Boston Municipal Court $102,946 $1,585* Rep. Michael Rush ($1,585), D-West Roxbury  Brother of late Rep. Kevin W. Fitzgerald 
Edward Flynn
Probation Officer, Suffolk Superior Court ,   Son of former Mayor Raymond L. Flynn 
Thomas C. Foley
Chief Probation Officer, Northampton District Court $93,021 $950 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($725), D-Ludlow   
Stephen Fratalia
Director resource management, Office of the Commissioner $93,021 $175 Former House speaker Thomas Finneran ($125), D-Mattapan  Friend of Commissioner John J. O'Brien's and fellow graduate of Catholic Memorial High School 
William M. Friedman
Regional Program Manager, Community Corrections $88,058 $2,265* Sen. Mark Montigny ($2,265), D-New Bedford   
Timothy Gagnon
Regional Program Manager, Community Corrections $97,984 $1,050 Rep. Geraldo Alicea ($950), D-Charlton   
Susan Galvin
Chief Probation Officer, Palmer District Court $97,984 $1,000 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($1,000), D-Ludlow   
Thomas D. Gentile
Probation Officer, Greenfield District Court $65,039 $945 Rep. Rosemary Sandlin ($375), D-Agawam   
David F. Giacalone
Probation Officer, West Roxbury Division, Boston Municipal Court $65,039 $600 Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi ($500), D-Boston   
Patricia J. Gleason
Probation Officer, Haverhill District Court $52,031 $950 Rep. Brian Dempsey ($700), D-Haverhill   
Frank M. Glenowicz
Acting Chief Probation Officer, Franklin Superior Court $78,133 $600 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($500), D-Ludlow  Bartender at Joe's Pizza in Northampton, a bar frequented by former Probation Deputy Commissioner William H. Burke III 
Hector Gomes
Coordinator, Electronic Monitoring Program $51,293 $2,300* Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($2,300), D-Ludlow   
Michael J. Gralenski
Probation Officer, Franklin Superior Court $65,039 $1,675 Rep. Christopher Donelan ($975), D-Orange   
Julie A. Groccia
Probation Officer, Worcester District Court $48,251 $1,725 Rep. Robert Spellane ($1,025), D-Worcester   
Dennis Halls
Probation Officer in Charge, Office of the Commissioner $67,355 $500 Rep. Allen McCarthy ($400), D-East Bridgewater   
Margaret A. Hamer
Probation Officer, Fall River District Court $48,251 $1,025* Sen. Mark Montigny ($935), D-New Bedford   
James E. Harrington
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Chicopee District Court $74,350 $1,075 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($575), D-Ludlow   
Jaimye Hawkins
Probation Officer, Springfield District Court $48,251 $500 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($400), D-Ludlow   
John J. Healey
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Plymouth Superior Court $74,350 $500 House Speaker Robert DeLeo ($500), D-Winthrop   
Christopher Hoffman
Acting Chief Probation Officer, Hampshire Superior Court $58,041 $500 Rep. Robert Petrolati ($500), D-Ludlow  Bartender at Joe's Pizza in Northampton, a bar frequented by former Probation Deputy Commissioner William H. Burke III 
Kevin J. Horne
Probation Officer , Hampden Superior Court $52,445 $0   Brother of Pat Horne, deputy director of Probation's Office of Community Corrections 
Steven Hudyka
Probation Officer in Charge, Office of the Commissioner $74,350 $3,500 Sen. Stephen Buoniconti ($2,000), D-West Springfield   
Bridget Ichton
Probation Officer, Springfield District Court $65,039 $1,600* Sen. Stephen Buoniconti ($900), D-West Springfield   
Christine T. Irwin
Program manager, Community Corrections $83,095 $100 Rep. Lida Harkins ($100), D-Needham  Daughter of the late John Irwin, former chief administrative judge, who appointed John J. O'Brien commissioner 
Eugene Irwin
Regional Program manager, Electronic Monitoring Program $61,307 $100 Rep. Walter Timilty ($100), D-Milton  Nephew of the late John Irwin, former chief administrative judge, who appointed John J. O'Brien commissioner 
Eric Iwaniec
Assistant Court Services Coordinator, Community Corrections $49,453 $875 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($875), D-Ludlow   
Joseph R. Jackson Jr.
Chief Probation Officer, Office of the Commissioner $93,021 $1,115 Sen. John Hart ($1,115), D-Boston  Husband of Jennifer Jackson, chief of staff for Sen. John Hart, D-South Boston 
Richard J. Joyce
Probation Officer in charge, Community Corrections $74,350 $1,475 House Speaker Robert DeLeo ($1,000), D-Winthrop   
Kevin M. Kearney
Regional Program Manager, Community Corrections $102,946 $1,375 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($800), D-Ludlow   
John G. Keefe
Probation Officer, Somerville District Court $65,039 $2,225 Sen. Robert Travaglini ($1,850), D-Boston   
Irene Kennedy-Murphy
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Franklin-Hampshire Juvenile Court $74,350 $3,325 Rep. Christopher Donelan ($1,425), D-Orange   
Laura P. Kivlan
Probation Officer, Middlesex Probate and Family Court $52,445 $1,225* Sen. Therese Murray, D-Plymouth  Daughter of former Norfolk First Assistant District Attorney John Kivlan 
Sheilah Mahan. Knowles
Probation Office, Middlesex Superior Court $39,023 $3,525* Rep. Eugene O'Flaherty ($3,525), D-Chelsea   
Yves Laine
Probation Officer, Dorchester Division, Boston Municipal Court $48,251 $500 Rep. Marie St. Fleur ($500), D-Boston   
Fallon Laverdure
Associate Probation Officer, Clinton District Court $34,517 $300* Rep. Harold Naughton ($300), D-Clinton  Rep. John Rogers believes Laverdure was offered a job to persuade Rep. Harold Naughton to support Robert DeLeo for House Speaker 
Christopher Lawlor
Probation Officer, Boston Municipal Court $62,939 $925 House Speaker Thomas Finneran ($475), D-Mattapan   
Patrick Lawton
Probation Officer, Plymouth Probate and Family Court $48,251 $0   Son of retired Bristol Juvenile Court Judge Mark E. Lawton. Grandson of deceased Plymouth Probate Judge James R. Lawton  
Bernadette Leal
Associate Probation Officer, Springfield District Court $37,518 $500 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($500), D-Ludlow   
Michael LeCours
Assistant Supervisor of Community Service, Community Corrections $73,647 $5,450 Sen. Stephen Buoniconti ($2,125), D-West Springfield   
Lucia M. Ligotti
Probation officer in charge, Office of the Commissioner $74,350 $325 Sen. Mark Montigny ($325), D-New Bedford  Relative of Hingham District Court Clerk Magistrate Joseph Ligotti 
Antonio R. Lima
Probation Officer in Charge, Office of the Commissioner $74,350 $1,525 Sen. Mark Montigny ($925), D-New Bedford   
Linda Line
Probation Officer, Hampden Probate and Family Court $50,348 $1,100 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($1,100), D-Ludlow   
Mary J. London
Probation Officer, East Boston Division, Boston Municipal Court $65,039 $1,075 Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi ($975), D-Boston   
Kaya M. Lopes
Probation Officer, Wareham District Court $48,251 $500 Sen. Mark Montigny ($500), D-New Bedford   
Lourenco A. Lopes Jr.
Chief Probation Officer, New Bedford District Court $74,350 $890 Sen. Mark Montigny ($890), D-New Bedford   
Ashley Losapio
Associate Probation Officer, Westborough District Court $36,018 $0   Stepdaughter of Uxbridge District Court Judge Paul Losapio 
Kathleen M. Lydon
Probation Officer, Worcester Superior Court $65,039 $925* Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi ($625), D-Boston   
Erin Lynch
Probation Officer, Norfolk Juvenile Court $52,031 $525 Rep. Walter Timilty ($425), D-Milton   
Allison M. Lyons
Probation officer, Hampden Juvenile Court $46,154 $525 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($425), D-Ludlow  Daughter of Westfield District Court Chief Probation Officer James J. Lyons 
James J. Lyons
Chief Probation Officer, Westfield District Court $97,984 $6,425* Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($3,725), D-Ludlow   
Ann M. MacDonald
Probation Officer, Plymouth Juvenile Court $65,039 $1,000 Sen. and Rep. Michael and A. Stephen Tie: Morrissey ($500), Tobin ($500), D-Quincy   
Paula T. MacDonald
Probation Officer, Hampshire/Franklin Juvenile Court $48,251 $100 Sen. Therese Murray ($100), D-Plymouth  Wife of Franklin County Sheriff Frederick Macdonald 
Douglas L. MacLean
Former Probation Officer, Bristol Probate and Family Court Left in 2008 $1,735 Sen Mark Montigny ($685), D-New Bedford  Son of former Sen. William 'Biff' MacLean 
John L. Mansfield
Chief Probation Officer, Plymouth Superior Court $102,946 $1,575 Former House Speaker Thomas Finneran ($875), D-Mattapan   
Michael J. Manteria
Probation Officer, Hampden Juvenile Court $65,039 $1,950* Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($1,600), D-Ludlow   
Clinton J. Martin
First Assistant Chief Probation Officer, New Bedford District $82,078 $1,050* Sen. Mark Montigny ($950), D-New Bedford   
Kevin Martin
Acting Chief Probation Officer, Bristol Juvenile Court $88,058 $2,300 Sen. Marc Pacheco ($1,315), D-Taunton   
Jason Martins
Probation Officer, Springfield District Court $48,251 $400 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($400), D-Ludlow  Husband of Associate Probation Officer Jennifer Crespo Martins 
Jennifer Crespo. Martins
Associate Probation Officer, Chicopee District Court $37,518 $500 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($500), D-Ludlow  Niece of Probation Officer John Crespo. Married to Probation Officer Jason Martins 
Jamie L. Mascarello
Probation Officer, New Bedford District Court $54,544 $675 Rep. Stephen Canessa ($600), D-New Bedford   
Steven A. Mastandrea
Acting Chief Probation Officer, Lowell District Court $78,133 $1,325 Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi ($1,025), D-Boston   
Sean M. McBride
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Springfield District Court $69,686 $1,795 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($675), D-Ludlow   
Rita F. McCarthy
Chief Probation Officer, Dedham District Court $102,946 $1,025 Sen. John Hart ($725), D-Boston   
Kevin M. McDonald
Probation officer, Eastern Hampshire District Court $65,039 $200 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($200), D-Ludlow  Son of former Greenfield District Court Chief Probation Officer Paul McDonald 
Maura E. McDonald
Probation officer, Springfield District Court $48,251 $300 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($300), D-Ludlow  Daughter of former Greenfield District Court Chief Probation Officer Paul McDonald 
Paul McDonald
Former Chief Probation Officer, Greenfield District Court Retired $550 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($550), D-Ludlow   
Sean P. McDonald
Probation officer, Hampshire Superior Court $65,039 $100 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($100), D-Ludlow  Son of former Greenfield District Court Chief Probation Officer Paul McDonald 
Matthew M. McDonough
Probation Officer, Dorchester Division, Boston Municipal Court $65,039 $850 Sen. Marian Walsh ($325), D-West Roxbury   
Joseph McGiverin
Probation Officer, Holyoke District Court $62,939 $575 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($375), D-Ludlow   
Mark T. McHale
Supervisor, Office of the Commissioner $107,512 $790 Former House Speaker Thomas Finneran ($390), D-Mattapan  Longtime friend of Commissioner John J. O'Brien 
Brandon J. McLaughlin
Assistant Coordinator, Electronic Monitoring Program $42,285 $0   Lt. Gov. Tim Murray helped him get his job 
William J. McNicholas
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Charlestown Division, Boston Municipal Court $74,350 $3,000 Rep. Eugene O'Flaherty ($1,500), D-Chelsea   
Robert McWatters
Probation Officer, Cambridge District Court $65,039 $600 Rep. Eugene O'Flaherty ($225), D-Chelsea   
Joanne Meara
Probation Officer, Hampden Probate and Family Court $50,348 $925 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($500), D-Ludlow   
Louise D. Medeiros
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Bristol Superior Court $74,350 $750 Sen. Mark Montigny ($750), D-New Bedford   
Alexander Milton
Probation officer, Gloucester District Court $50,348 $400* Sen. Steven Baddour ($400), D-Methuen  Nephew by marriage of Stephen P. Anzalone Sr., college football teammate of Commissioner John J. O'Brien 
Brian W. Mirasolo
Acting Chief Probation Officer, Office of the Commissioner $68,207 $250 Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi ($250), D-Boston  Godson of House Speaker Robert DeLeo 
Anthony Mogavero
Probation Officer, Chicopee District Court $52,445 $1,400 Sen. Stephen Buoniconti ($825), D-West Springfield   
Ralph Mondano
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Chelsea District Court $74,350 $1,650 Rep. Eugene O'Flaherty ($1,450), D-Chelsea   
Grace Monteiro
Probation Officer, Bristol Superior Court $62,939 $240 Sen. Mark Montigny ($240), D-New Bedford  Family of assistant court services coordinator Mark Monteiro 
Mark A. Monteiro
Assistant Court Services Coordinator, Community Corrections $42,285 $1,550 Sen. Mark Montigny ($1,550), D-New Bedford  Family of probation officer Grace Monteiro 
Gennaro D. Moretti
Probation Officer, Cambridge District Court $52,445 $1,250 Rep. Aaron Michlewitz ($600), D-Boston   
Kimberly J. Morrow
Probation Officer, Taunton District Court $65,039 $700 Sen. Joan Menard ($700), D-Somerset   
William J. Moynihan
Chief Probation Officer, Haverhill District Court $102,946 $1,700 Rep. Brian Dempsey ($700), D-Haverhill   
James Muccino
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Franklin-Hampshire Juvenile Court $67,355 $200 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($200), D-Ludlow  Former son-in-law of Deputy Commissioner William H. Burke III 
John K. Murphy
Probation Officer, Lowell District Court $65,039 $1,100 Rep. Michael Rush ($1,100), D-West Roxbury   
David C. Napolitano
Probation Officer in charge, Office of the Commissioner $74,350 $1,475 Former House Speaker Thomas Finneran ($625), D-Mattapan   
Kristin A. Nee
Probation Officer, Middlesex Probate and Family Court $52,445 $1,525 Sen. John Hart ($1,525), D-Boston   
Jean Ng
Probation Officer, New Bedford District Court $46,154 $2,135* Sen. Mark Montigny ($2,135), D-New Bedford   
George Nichols
Probation Officer, Hampden Superior Court $54,544 $1,550 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($1,550), D-Ludlow   
Camille A. Niedzwiecki
Probation Office Manager, Suffolk Probate and Family Court $53,430 $650 Rep. Brian Wallace ($650), D-Boston   
Susan M. Nielsen
Probation Officer, Bristol Juvenile Court 29,806 $0   Wife of Donald E. ""Butchy"" Nielsen, Office of the Commissioner 
Marina B. Nielsen
Associate Probation Officer, West Roxbury Division, Boston Municipal Court $34,517 $0   Daughter of Donald E. ""Butchy"" Nielsen, Office of the Commissioner 
Timothy C. Norris
Acting Chief Probation Officer, Plymouth District Court $57,614 $2,500 Sen. Therese Murray ($1,225), D-Plymouth   
Genevieve O'Brien
Administrative Assistant, Community Corrections $45,962 $0   Daughter of Probation Commissioner John J. O'Brien 
John J. O'Brien
Commissioner, suspended May, Office of the Commissioner, Boston $130,304 $750 Rep. John Rogers ($225), D-Norwood  Grew up as a neighborhood acquaintance of future House Speaker Tom Finneran. Later became his jogging partner 
Andrea M. Occhipinti
Probation Officer, Ipswich District Court $65,039 $575 Sen. Robert Travaglini ($575), D-Boston   
Mary O'Connell
Chief Probation Officer, Greenfield District Court $78,133 $1,300* Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($725), D-Ludlow   
Robert A. O'Connell
Former Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Attleboro District Court left 2009 $1,650* Sen. Marc Pacheco ($1,650), D-Taunton   
Terence O'Neil
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Springfield District Court $62,700 $500 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($400), D-Ludlow   
Kenneth J. Pacheco
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Taunton District Court $74,350 $1,250* Sen. Joan Menard ($1,150), D-Somerset   
Kristy J. Paciorek
Probation Officer, Eastern Hampshire District Court $62,939 $700 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($300), D-Ludlow   
Daniel Passacantilli
Chief Probation Officer, Essex Juvenile Court $102,946 $200 Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi ($200), D-Boston  Relative of legendary Boston City Councilor Frederick Langone 
Andrew E. Peck
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Worcester Superior Court $67,355 $550 Rep. Robert Spellane ($400), D-Worcester   
Sandra Perachi-Taylor
Probation Officer, Berkshire Superior Court $65,039 $0   Daughter of retired Berkshire Juvenile Court Judge Paul Perachi 
Andre Pereira
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Eastern Hampshire District Court $74,350 $3,175* Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($3,175), D-Ludlow  Former legislative aide and childhood friend of Rep. Thomas M. Petrolati, D-Ludlow 
Kathleen Petrolati
Regional Manager, Electronic Monitoring Program $88,058 0   Wife of Rep. Thomas M. Petrolati, D-Ludlow 
Osita R. Phillips
Associate Probation Officer, Westfield District Court $20,710 $500 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($300), D-Ludlow   
Amy Parente. Pighetti
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Milford District Court $74,350 $70 Rep. Marie Parente ($70), D-Milford  Distant relative of former Rep. Marie Parente, who helped her get promoted over more-credentialed rival 
Stacey A. Pignataro
Probation Officer, Worcester Probate and family court $50,348 $0   Lt. Gov. Tim Murray put in a word for her at Worcester Probate Court 
Vincent J. Piro Jr.
Chief Probation Officer, Woburn District Court $88,058 $200 Rep. Paul Donato ($200), D-Medford  Son of former Assistant House Majority Leader Vincent J. Piro 
Angela Pomarole
Coordinator, Electronic Monitoring Program $51,293 $0   Daughter-in-law of district court Judge Michael Pomarole, a former aide to Gov. Paul Cellucci 
Stephen F. Pomarole
Probation Officer, Framingham District Court $52,445 $0   Son of district court Judge Michael Pomarole, a former aide to Gov. Paul Cellucci 
Andrea Teixeira. Porto
Associate Probation Officer, Bristol Juvenile Court $37,518 $0   Daughter of Falmouth District Court Chief Probation Officer Robert Teixeira 
Leanne Teixeira. Potter
Probation officer, Plymouth Juvenile Court $46,154 $0   Daughter of Falmouth District Court Chief Probation Officer Robert Teixeira 
Eric Power
Probation Officer, Norfolk County Juvenile Court $50,348 $1,300 House Speaker Robert DeLeo ($1,300), D-Winthrop   
Stephen V. Price
Executive Director, Community Corrections, Community Corrections $126,003 $650 Rep. Thomas Petrolatai ($325), D-Ludlow  Friend of Commissioner John J. O'Brien from Suffolk Superior Court 
Mark J. Prisco
Chief Probation Officer, West Roxbury Division, Boston Municipal Court $93,021 $4,645 Rep. John Rogers ($2,850), D-Norwood   
Carrie Gwozdzik. Prosciak
Assistant Court Services Coordinator, Community Corrections $47,475 $1,075 Sen. Stephen Buoniconti ($1,075), D-West Springfield   
Jenelle Russo. Puopolo
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Newburyport District Court $69,686 $700 Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi ($500), D-Boston   
James A. Quinn
Probation Officer, Plymouth Juvenile Court $65,039 $240 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($100), D-Ludlow  Brother of Rep. John F. Quinn, D-Dartmouth 
Christopher A. Resendes
Assistant Court Services Coordinator, Community Corrections $55,387 $1,035 Sen. Mark Montigny ($1,035), D-New Bedford   
Rosemary M. Resendes
Associate Probation Officer, New Bedford District Court $42,021 $810 Sen. Mark Montigny ($810), D-New Bedford   
Martin J. Ridge
Probation Officer, Quincy District Court $65,039 $1,400 Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi ($850), D-Boston   
Marguerite C. Riley
Chief Probation Officer, Suffolk Probate and Family Court $97,984 $900* House Speaker Robert DeLeo ($900), D-Winthrop   
Victor Rodrigues
Probation Officer, Attleboro District Court $65,039 $2,690 Sen. Marc Pacheco ($2,565), D-Taunton   
Matthew Rogers
Assistant Court Services Coordinator, Community Corrections $49,453 $100 Rep. Brian Wallace ($100), D-Boston  Brother of Rep. John Rogers, D-Norwood 
Daniel P. Rourke
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Concord District Court $67,355 $600 Rep. Thomas Golden ($600), D-Lowell   
Daniel F. Ryan
Chief Probation Officer, Office of the Commissioner $102,946 $635 Sen. Marian Walsh ($635), D-West Roxbury   
Edward P. Ryan
Regional Program Manager, Electronic Monitoring Program $88,058 $0   Former plasterer who is close to State Treasurer Tim Cahill 
Francine Ryan
Supervisor, Probation Services, Office of the Commissioner $112,986 $1,150 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($800), D-Ludlow  Daughter of the late Hampden County District Attorney Matthew J. Ryan, Jr. 
Robert P. Ryan
Chief Probation Officer, Eastern Hampshire District Court $88,058 $1,425* Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($1,300), D-Ludlow  Husband of Rep. Thomas M. Petrolati's aide, Colleen Ryan 
Mary S. Santos
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Bristol Superior Court $74,350 $1,415 Sen. Mark Montigny ($1,415), D-New Bedford   
Armando J. Saraiva
Assistant Court Services Coordinator, Community Corrections $47,475 $900 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($900), D-Ludlow   
Carolyn M. Shannon
Probation Officer, Chelsea District Court $65,039 $2,850 Rep. Eugene O'Flaherty ($1,100), D-Chelsea   
Patrick Shea
Probation Officer, Hampden Superior Court $62,939 $1,050 Sen. Gale Candaras ($950), D-Wilbraham   
Michael Sheridan
Assistant Coordinator, Electronic Monitoring Program $42,285 $975 Rep. Harold Naughton ($975), D-Clinton  Son of attorney Edward Sheridan of Clinton, major donor to state politicians 
Steven A. Siciliano
Chief Probation Officer, Suffolk Juvenile Court $97,984 $2,000 Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi ($1,425), D-Boston   
Carol Ann. Silvia
Acting Chief Probation Officer, Wrentham District Court $78,133 $700 Sen. Marc Pacheco ($500), D-Taunton   
James F. Smith
Probation Officer, Stoughton District $65,039 $1,450 Rep. John Rogers ($750), D-Norwood   
Arthur Sousa
Probation Officer, Somerville District Court $48,251 $1,750 House Speaker Robert DeLeo ($1,750), D-Winthrop   
Louis J. Strazzullo
Assistant Coordinator, Electronic Monitoring Program $42,285 $450* Rep. Aaron Michlewitz ($400), D-Boston  Friend of Dan Toscano, former legal advisor to former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi 
Jeffrey M. Striano
Assistant Court Services Coordinator, Community Corrections $42,285 $7,740* House Speaker Robert DeLeo ($1,500), D-Winthrop   
Thomas J. Tassinari
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Chelsea District Court $74,350 $1,400 Former Senate President Robert Travaglini ($500), D-Boston   
Paula Therrien
Court Services Coordinator, Community Corrections $59,842 $1,500 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($775), D-Ludlow   
Lynne Todd
Probation officer, Dorchester Division, Boston Municipal Court $62,939 $1,000 Rep. Kevin Honan ($1,000), D-Brighton  Wife of Assistant Chief Probation Officer Thomas Todd in Dorchester District Court 
Thomas P. Todd
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Dorchester Division, Boston Municipal Court $69,686 $2,850 Rep. Kevin Honan ($1,850), D-Brighton   
Eileen J. Torchio
Probation officer in charge, Office of the Commissioner $74,350 $1,260 Rep. Christopher Donelan ($475), D-Orange   
Christopher Trigilio
Probation Officer, Springfield District Court $48,251 $750 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($500), D-Ludlow   
Elzy B. Tubbs III
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Barnstable District Court $74,350 $0   Close to former Sen. Robert S. Creedon, D-Brockton. Initially didn't get the job because he came so late for the interview, but Commissioner John J. O'Brien ordered a second panel to re-interview candidates. 
Elizabeth Pereira. Tudryn
Probation Officer, Springfield District Court $48,251 $100 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($100), D-Ludlow  Niece of Andre Pereira, Assistant Chief Probation Officer in Eastern Hampshire District Court and former aide to Rep. Thomas M. Petrolati 
John Michael. Turner
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Suffolk County Juvenile Court $74,350 $3,375 Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi ($1,500), D-Boston   
Michael R. Urquhart
Chief Probation Officer, Northern Berkshire District Court $102,946 $800 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($650), D-Ludlow   
Vanessa E. Ursoleo
Probation officer, Worcester Juvenile Court $97,984 $0   Daughter of Marjorie Ursoleo, Chief Probation Officer in Worcester Probate and Family Court 
Francisco A. Vargas
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Newburyport District $69,686 $1,800 Sen. Steven Baddour ($1,500), D-Methuen   
Diana Vigneault
Associate Probation Officer, Hampden Juvenile Court $37,518 $500 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($500), D-Ludlow   
Francis M. Wall
Deputy Probation Commissioner, Office of the Commissioner $119,495 $375* Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($250), D-Ludlow   
John P. Walsh
Chief Probation Officer , Pittsfield District Court $93,021 $1,400 Rep. Thomas Petrolati ($800), D-Ludlow   
Mary Pendergast. Washburn
Probation Officer, Quincy District Court $48,251 $0   Niece of Malden Assistant Chief Probation Officer Stephen P. Anzalone Sr., former college football teammate of Commissioner John J. O'Brien 
Brian C. Weber
Acting Chief Probation Officer, Barnstable Superior Court $83,095 $0   Friend of Commissioner John J. O'Brien from Suffolk Superior Court 
Kenneth R. Weiand
Assistant Coordinator, on leave without pay, Electronic Monitoring Program on leave without pay $1,450 Rep. Michael Moran ($1,050), D-Brighton   
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