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Dianne Wilkerson

Politician
Female
Born May 2, 1955

Dianne Wilkerson is a former Democratic member of the Massachusetts Senate, representing the 2nd Suffolk District from 1993 to 2008. On October 28, 2008, she was arrested on public corruption charges by the FBI for allegedly accepting bribes totaling $23,500. She formally resigned on November 19, 2008. On June 3, 2010 she pleaded guilty to eight counts of attempted extortion.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1955 Birth Born on May 2, 1955.

TWENTIES

1978 23 Years Old Dianne Wilkerson graduated from High School of Commerce. She holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Boston College Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from American International College in 1978.

THIRTIES

1993 38 Years Old In 1993, she became the first African American female to serve in the Massachusetts Senate. … Read More

FORTIES

1997 42 Years Old Wilkerson was sentenced to house arrest in December 1997 after pleading guilty to failing to pay $51,000 in federal income taxes in the early 1990s.
1999 44 Years Old She was suspended from practicing law for one year in 1999 because of the conviction and did not seek reinstatement.
2001 46 Years Old In 2001, she was fined $1,000 by the State Ethics Commission for failing to properly report that a bank she lobbied for as senator was paying her more than $20,000 a year as a consultant.

FIFTIES

2005 50 Years Old In September 2005, the state Attorney General and head of the state’s campaign finance office filed a lawsuit against Wilkerson, alleging she had not reported nearly $27,000 in donations and refused to explain more than $18,000 in personal reimbursements. … Read More
On October 28, 2008, she was arrested on public corruption charges by the FBI for allegedly accepting bribes totaling $23,500.
2009 54 Years Old 1 More Event
She currently is free on bail, and was scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing in US District Court on February 25, 2009.
2010 55 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 3, 2010 Wilkerson pleaded guilty to eight counts of attempted extortion. … Read More
2011 56 Years Old On January 6, 2011, Wilkerson was sentenced to 3 years in prison for bribery.
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