Earning $140,000 annually, Bonilla remains on the city payroll despite requests from police Chief John Romero, city councilors and other officials to remove him from the payroll while the criminal case is pending.
Degnan, owner of a Salem Street insurance company, served as Lantigua’s chief of staff from January 2010 until May 2011, when he abruptly resigned. The North Andover resident later testified in federal and state grand juries convened in the Lantigua probe.
In the past 17 months, several members of Lantigua’s administration, his closest friends and an array of former and current City Hall workers have been called to testify before the Essex County Grand Jury.
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