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Was Joseph Thompson charged with motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation because of his fame, as founder of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art? Did a change in the Berkshire district attorney's office influence the decision to prosecute? The Eagle starts at the beginning of a fatal road encounter in 2018 and chronicles legal decisions on the four-year road to trial. 

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The former head of a publicly funded nonprofit that ran homeless shelters in Massachusetts has been sent to jail for a year for stealing $1.5 million from the organization and lying under oath, prosecutors said. The state attorney general says 70-year-old Manuel Duran was also sentenced Thursday to 250 hours of community service after pleading guilty to larceny and perjury related to his time as executive director of Casa Nueva Vida, which sheltered about 150 families at more than a dozen locations in Boston and Lawrence. He was also ordered to pay restitution in an amount to be determined.

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BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) _ Circor International Inc. (CIR) on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $4 million, after reporting a loss in…

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A Massachusetts man who according to authorities preyed on people who wanted to buy homes by collecting deposits on properties that had either already been sold or were not even for sale has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that Michael P. Flavin, of Quincy, cashed more than 60 deposit checks totaling about $1.8 million over a three-year period. To carry out the scheme, he forged the sellers’ signatures. He pleaded guilty last December to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. A hearing will be held at a future date to determine restitution.

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Centene Corp., the country’s largest Medicaid managed care insurer, will pay more than $14 million to MassHealth to resolve allegations that it overcharged the state agency millions of dollars, according to the state Attorney General’s Office.

The Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program has donated $25,000 to Massachusetts Girls in Trades to support that organization’s mission of supporting female high school students in career technical education programs to start careers in high-paying, high-skilled union construction trades.

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