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City Councilor Chuck Turner arrested at City Hall

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?

Innocent, etc.

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And this would be why Chuckie put out the "out to get me" line before they could get him. Next time, shovel your sidewalk - karma's a bitch.

The rest of the City Council say: "You can get busted for this stuff?"

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Now we know he can probably shovel snow, as he has demonstrated that he knows how to rake in leaves.

Unless shoveling snow or raking leaf was the original problem, who knows.

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He's BUSTED!

So long Chuck, it's been good to know ya. You're gonna look great in orange.

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I just wanted to ask if he planned on hiring someone to shovel his sidewalks this winter while he's in prison.

Hey, Chuck, buh-bye.

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Well at least their crazy actions during the primaries made sense now... They didnt want the money train to end, it became more then just politics, it was the money they were raking for being on the state/city payroll AND the money they were taking in as bribes. It probaly wasnt even about race at that point, it was about keeping the money flowing, and he used race as a tool of last resort to keep his window to the bribes open. I thought his comments were sad before, at least he could justify it as a concern for a group that is sorely lacking representation in the state house (Gov and a few other reps not withstanding), or as a political move. Instead we see it was about pure greed for cash. Its very sad

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Could you please fix it?

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No bra stuffing, but, yes, a photo or two, here/a>.

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There is really only one part of this whole debacle that continues to amaze me. The amounts of money involved. Seems almost trivial, given how much some of these deals were worth. When you consider the risk involved, our fair legislators went for pennies on the dollar. Honestly, if I knew this, I may have opened a bar years ago.

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Emotionally extorting "cooperation", the Boston City Council staff director threatens to take citizens off the Council mailing list for public meetings notices. If you want to stay on the list or get on the list they demand you not make further enquiries about Council proceedings.

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...but you have a very long, famous, and proven history of pissing people off and a reputation as a nutjob.

If I were in the city government and you showed up, I'd probably have you escorted out by security in hopes that I'd nip your annoying habits in the bud and you wouldn't, oh, say, pester the shit out of me and my staff for years and years like you have over at BPL. It's no suprise or shock that BCC slammed the door in your face.

Like Richard Stallman, you're viewed as such a looney that you've lost any efficacy you once had.

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