Northeast Report – Glen Johnson of

Apr 2, 2012

Former Massachusetts treasurer Timothy Cahill has been indicted on public corruption charges related to advertisements promoting the state lottery that ran during his unsuccessful campaign for governor in 2010.

Attorney General Martha Coakley said today that Cahill orchestrated the advertising campaign promoting the benefits of the lottery, using taxpayer funds, to unlawfully boost his own campaign for governor. WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with Glen Johnson, politics editor at, on today’s indictment.