Two members of Mayor Martin J. Walsh's administration face jail time.
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Two Boston City Hall aides convicted of conspiracy 

BOSTON — Two high-ranking members of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh's administration were convicted in U.S. District Court Wednesday for conspiring to extort founders of the Boston Calling Music Festival.

Kenneth Brissette, the city's 52-year-old director of tourism, was found guilty of conspiracy and extortion. Co-defendant Timothy Sullivan, 36, chief of intergovernmental affairs, was found guilty of conspiracy.

They face up to 20 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines. A sentencing date has not been set.

The U.S. Attorney's Office argued the men used their power and influence within City Hall as leverage to force the festival's organizers int…

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