A Revere man is apparently the government’s main witness against Senator Diane Wilkerson, who was recently arrested and charged with bribery. She has since stopped campaigning for re-election and has said she will shortly be stepping down from her seat.
The FBI’s cooperating witness is allegedly 69 year old Ron Wilburn – a longtime friend and active supporter of Wilkerson’s who is a well known and highly respected figure in Boston’s black neighborhoods.
Mr. Wilburn lives in Ocean Avenue. He is apparently the person scene handing Wilkerson cash in return for legislation needed to increase the amount of liquor licenses.
Wilkerson herself told the press about Wilburn.