07.01.2009 | BOSTON -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signs an ethics bill at the Statehouse, in Boston as then-Attorney General Martha Coakley, and then-state Sen. Brian Joyce, D-Milton look on. The bill was designed to prevent a repeat of scandals involving lawmakers by banning lobbyists from giving gifts to state lawmakers, banning lawmakers from accepting gifts, and by sharply increasing the penalty for bribery. Joyce was charged Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, with using his office for personal profit by accepting up to $1 million in bribes and kickbacks and hiding the money in a shell company and disguising it as "legal fees."
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Former State Sen. Brian Joyce Is Charged With Accepting Bribes
December 08, 2017 Updated Dec 08, 2017 7:01 PM
Former state Sen. Brian Joyce was arrested Friday morning and charged in a federal indictment for allegedly using his legislative seat for private gain.
Joyce, 55, faces more than 100 charges, including racketeering, wire fraud, extortion and money laundering, according to the 102-page indictment.
MA Senator & Green Advocate faces 20 years for 113 counts including Racketeering, Honest Services Wire Fraud and Honest Services Mail Fraud, Money Laundering, Misapplication Involving Federal Funds, cut-
Howie Carr 2016- (Deval Patrick’s neighbor, same street in Milton, disgraced former MA Senator Brian Joyce
There were TV trucks out on Hinckley Road in Milton last night, but the good news is it wasn’t because the guy at No. 75 had just been nominated for the Supreme Court.
The better news is that the live-shot vans arrived because Deval Patrick’s neighbor at 95 Hinckley Road, state Sen. Brian “Multiple Choice” Joyce, had just had his law offices raided by a posse of FBI and IRS agents.
Check out the102 Page Federal Indictment-
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