Deadline approaches for marathon fund
BOSTON (AP) — Applications were rushing in the day before the deadline to submit a claim to the primary compensation fund for Boston Marathon bombing victims. The One Fund’s deputy administrator said 188 claims arrived by Friday, and more were expected as the Saturday deadline approaches. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured during the April 15 twin bombings. The One Fund was established by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Gov. Deval Patrick, and has since received more than $47 million in donations. Payments are expected to start going out June 30.
for housing director
BOSTON (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed for the former executive director of the Chelsea Housing Authority on charges he tried to hide his inflated salary from state and federal authorities. Michael McLaughlin was scheduled for sentencing Friday in federal court in Boston after pleading guilty earlier this year.
The Boston Globe reports prosecutors brought up a new allegation that McLaughlin might have ordered an employee to destroy time cards related to his pay. The judge set a July 17 hearing on that.
McLaughlin admitted under-reporting his salary in annual housing authority budgets from 2008 to 2011 and submitting the false figures to state and federal regulators.
He resigned in 2011 under pressure from Gov. Deval Patrick after the Globe reported his annual salary was $360,000.
His case sparked a call for statewide reform of Massachusetts housing authorities.