By Josh Resnek
The city is right now into the federal probe into racism and discrimination here in the amount of $850,000.
Without an add up and a public accounting of the billings to date, it is impossible to know how much more in legal hours billed the city owes to Greenberg Traurig.
The resignation of US Attorney Rachel Rollins is not expected to sink the probe nor is it expected to accelerate the probe.
Exactly what happens now in Rollins’ absence is what will ultimately matter to Everett and to whomever the Justice Department civil rights team of lawyers working on this case are looking at – if anyone.
The new acting US Attorney Joshua Levy is now the man in charge. He has been named the acting US Attorney replacing Rollins who has gone into a rather disgraceful sunset.
Levy has been both a prosecutor and a plaintiff’s attorney over a three decade career.
He was a lawyer for the noted Boston law firm Ropes and Gray.
He had been working for Rollins for almost 2 years.
A report in Monday’s Boston Globe described Levy as “empathic.”
A nearly complete media blackout continues as this probe expands of contracts.Continue reading “Racism probe continues; billing continues; when does it stop?”