Several reports say it's related to the Wilkerson bribery case. They tried to arrest him at home last night, but he wasn't there.
The Globe reports he'll be charged with extortion and lying to FBI agents in a sting related to Wilkerson's manipulations to get a liquor license for "CW," also known as Ron Wilburn, for his Dejavu club at the Crosstown center on Melnea Cass Boulevard.
To be arraigned in Worcester, of all places.
Take a look at this Jamaica Plain Gazette interview from Nov. 10 in which Turner accused the feds of trying to set him up.
The affidavit in the Wilkerson case doesn't specifically mention Turner. However, in a section on bribery related to a proposed development on Harrison Avenue, it does state:
Associate A also explained that Wilkerson "orchestrates" the "small timers" including a second named member of the House of Representatives and a named Boston City Councilor. Associate A suggested that each of those individuals should be paid $1,000. Associate A agreed to make introductions to the relevant politicians so that UC2 or UC3 could make payments to them. However, Associate A cautioned, "ninety-nine percent of the times, these people would, would accept or receive these things fro a source that tey're comfortable with."
Associate A has been identified as developer Azid Mohammed. UC2 and UC3 were undercover FBI agents (more Wilkerson players). The section raises the question: If this is what Turner was indicted for, are there a couple of state reps who should be worrying about an early morning knock on their doors?