Mayor Walsh reacts to reports of wiretap probe

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has responded to a Boston Globe article over the weekend that reported he was part of a federal investigation into strong-arm tactics by local unions.

Walsh says if that’s true, nobody has told him.

"I think what it is, is someone has a bone to pick with me and might not like the way I do business today as mayor, an open transparent process," Walsh said Monday.

The Globe reported that Walsh is being drawn into an investigation after a wiretap allegedly recorded him in 2012, when Walsh was a labor leader before he took office. The story says the wiretap showed Walsh warning a developer to use union workers or face permitting problems.

Walsh categorically denied those allegations.

"I would never say something like that," he said. "When I ran the building trades five years ago, that was not my style. I don’t go that way."

Walsh says if there is a federal probe in place and indictments are handed down, he won’t receive one.

"I did nothing wrong," he said.

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