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Patrice Tierney leaving the Joseph Moakley federal courthouse escorted by umbrella weilding men after she entered guilty pleas to four counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns,

By Laurel J. Sweet, Herald

According to newly filed court papers, a  multimillion-dollar sports betting Web site and money-laundering scheme run by U.S. Rep. John Tierney’s brothers-in-law “was truly a “family affair” and paid $500,000 for a helicopter on top of at least $20,000 in personal purchases by the Salem Democrat’s convicted wife.

The high-flying expenditure was part of a $10 million gambling profits money-laundering scheme outlined in the brief filed by federal prosecutors ahead of the trial of Patrice Tierney’s brother, Daniel Eremian, next month. Meanwhile, at least $22 million in receipts were collected by the operation, the feds said. 

read full story  Click here: Feds: Tierney kin’s gambling ring took in $22M – BostonHerald.com