Key Witness to Testify in Corruption Case

October 21, 2010
By Parker Scheer LLP on October 21, 2010 12:36 PM |

Ronald Wilburn, the key government witness in the corruption trial of Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner, told reporters today that he would testify. Wilburn allegedly gave Turner a $1,000 bribe while working as an FBI informant.

Turner is charged with attempted extortion and three counts of making false statements to federal agents. Under federal law, attempted extortion is punishable by up to 20 years in jail and a $250,000 fine, and each false statement charge is punishable by up to 5 years. Wilburn had previously threatened not to testify, condemning the way he was treated during the investigation. Thus far, the prosecution's case has included a video tape that Wilburn secretly recorded, allegedly showing the bribe being made.

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