Even talk-radio hacks occasionally get something right, much like those broken clocks that show the right time twice a day. This time, it’s Howie Carr, the Boston Herald columnist and WRKO-AM radio host, who has been out after former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Timothy Cahill ever since the 2010 election. Former Treasurer Cahill has been indicted in connection with his use of state Lottery resources to aid his to campaign for governor in 2010, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Monday.
Former Treasurer Timothy Cahill has been indicted in connection with his use of state Lottery resources to aid his to campaign for governor in 2010, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Monday.
Cahill, 53, a longtime Democrat who quit the party to run for governor as an independent in 2010, has been charged with violating the state Ethics Law, procurement fraud and conspiracy to commit both offenses.
Coakley’s office announced in October 2010 that it would investigate whether Cahill’s campaign illegally coordinated with the Treasury to run a $1.2 million advertising campaign designed to boost Cahill’s image as the Lottery’s overseer during his gubernatorial campaign.
Basically, Cahill’s office ran lottery ads touting his exceptional management of the Lottery office during the last two months of his desperately unsuccessful campaign for governor.
Carr, who pummeled Cahill during the 2010 campaign for making it possible for incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick to be re-elected, crowed about the indictment in this morning’s Herald:
…now you’re the Fredo Corleone of the Mass. Democratic party — you discussed family business outside the family, and now you get two in the hat from Miss Wage & Hour Laws.
You’re Tim Cahill, you’re not a lawyer, you just had a restaurant in Quincy, like your co-defendant, your $107,000-a-year Lottery coatholder, Al Grazioso, the sultan of Squantum sub shops.
You’re Tim Cahill, and the worst thing is, very few people outside Quincy feel sorry for you. Because they know who your idiotic campaign re-elected — Deval Patrick.
Cahill, of course, announced today his intention to fight the indictment. At least until he pleads out.