Massachusetts State Senator Dianne Wilkerson has been arrested on charges of corruption. Read about it below, read her biography and see photos and videos.

Dianne Wilkerson has held a senate seat in Massachusetts for 15 years, but it looks at if her political career might be coming to an end. The Democratic Massachusetts Senator was arrested this morning on charges of corruption and extortion. It turns out, she had been under investigation by the F.B.I. for 18 months. During the course of the investigation, she had been filmed taking a series of bribes for various forms of manipulating legislation.

This isn’t the first time Wilkerson has had brushes with the law, although this is the most serious. She has previously had to pay fines for failing to keep proper campaign records and spent time in a halfway house for income tax evasion and perjury. If she is convicted of the current charges, she faces 20 years in prison for each count.

She is currently free on $50,000 bond.

Wilkerson has recently launched a sticker campaign to retain her Senate seat in the upcoming election. She was defeated in the democratic primary by Sonia Chang-Diaz.

Dianne Wilkerson Biography

Dianne Wilkerson was born on May 2, 1954 making her 54 years old. She was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and currently resides in Roxbury, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of the American International College in Springfield. She earned her law degree from Boston College. In 1993, Wilkerson became the the first female black senator in Massachusetts.

She is a member of the democratic party and represents the 2nd Suffolk District.

Dianne Wilkerson Arrested – Video
U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, Michael Sullivan
announces charges against State Sen. Diane Wilkerson.

Automated Call for Dianne Wilkerson – Video
Massachusetts Governer Deval Patrick supported Wilkerson