WBUR reports on the concern by Common Cause and a former state investigator general about four specific real-estate deals the station discovered John Lynch was involved with that benefited from a city loan program aimed at helping homeowners improve their properties, from the department where he formerly worked.
In one of the cases, Lynch bought a deceased neighbor's home in Dorchester's Clam Point section, then won permission from the Zoning Board of Appeal to raze it and put up a duplex condo, on land not zoned for such buildings.
Lynch pleaded guilty yesterday to a bribery charge involving a South Boston building and his effort to enlist a member of the zoning board to ensure that project went through.
Zoning-board member Craig Galvin, also a Dorchester real-estate broker, resigned last week. The Globe has reported that Galvin helped Lynch market the duplex.