Ethics commission denies DA request to hire wife

Incoming Berkshire County D.A., Timothy Shugrue attempted to make a controversial move that the state of Massachusetts denied.

Our media partners at the Berkshire Eagle are reporting Shugrue wanted his wife to potentially serve as his chief of staff.
Shugrue says she’s been his right-hand at work during his time in private practice and also holds a master’s degree in public administration.
However, the state ethics commission says she cannot be hired because Massachusetts nepotism law prevents her from working in for his office.