It was a tough week for U.S. John Tierney. Late last week, his brother-in-law Daniel Eremian - while being sentenced for racketeering in connection to his brother Robert Eremian's illegal offshore gambling business -
Then, Robert Eremian himself - a fugitive living in the Caribbean -
Tierney, a Democrat from Salem, held a press conference on Tuesday denying these claims and dismissing the Eremians' statements as bitterness and lies. Congressman Tierney, whose wife served time in prison for her was not found to have had anything to do with the illegal activities of his brothers-in-law.
Tierney represents the Sixth Congressional District - which includes Hamilton and Wenham - in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Tierney's opponent, Republican former Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei of Wakefield, has been pressuring Tierney for months on the issue.
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