Ken Brissette speaks to guests at the new Waterford store on Boston's iconic Newbury Street on January 15, 2015. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Waterford)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Two top aides to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will soon be back on the job, now that the extortion case against them has been thrown out of federal court. The mayor maintains that neither man did anything wrong.
Walsh said Kenneth Brissette and Timothy Sullivan will undergo some ethics training and reacquaint themselves with City Hall after two years on administrative leave. However, the mayor said that allegations the two aides tried to force Crash Line Productions, organizers of the 2014 Boston Calling music festival at City Hall Plaza, to hire union labor did not inspire any policy changes.
“We didn’t have to change policies, because that wasn’t something we were required in the very beginning,” Walsh said. “We never did that, it was never a part of the conversation with me and my administration.”
Walsh said he's just grateful and relieved that the case is resolved.