Lisa G. Arrowood Quoted in WBUR News Story


Lisa Arrowood’s comments were included in a recent WBUR news story about the Massachusetts attorney general’s office spending $1 million in legal fees to defend three former prosecutors accused of failing to disclose key exculpatory evidence.

The three former assistant attorneys general, who are facing possible disbarment for their alleged role in a drug lab scandal, are being investigated by the Board of Bar Overseers (BBO), a disciplinary panel. The state attorney general’s office agreed to pay three law firms up to $330,000 each (nearly $1 million in total) to represent the former prosecutors before the BBO.

Commenting on the legal fees, Ms. Arrowood, a former member of the BBO, said that cases like this involve at least several months of legal work, and indicated that the dollar amounts were reasonable for cases of this type.

Read the full story and listen to Ms. Arrowood’s comments here.