Only in MA would this happen. This lady was nothing but trouble to anyone who was a conservative or constituionalist when she was in the statehouse. It was a great day when she left, now her buddies are going to make sure she get a nice fat paycheck she is not qulified for and bend the rules for her too. . . . Corruption in MA government, just another day at the office . . . .
Former senator confirmed as judge despite qualification questions
BOSTON—The Governor's Council has approved Cheryl Jacques to be a judge on the Industrial Accidents Board. That's despite questions about the former state senator's qualifications for the job and a fundraising account she maintains.
The panel voted 6-1 on Wednesday. The lone opponent, Councilor Mary-Ellen Manning, says Jacques is being paid back for raising money for Gov. Deval Patrick.
Councilor Marilyn Petitto Devaney of Watertown had sought a week delay in the vote, saying she had questions about the $127,000 political account maintained by Jacques.
Other judges can't have those accounts for conflict-of-interest reasons.
Devaney says Jacques told her she would get rid of the money in the account.