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This isn’t the first time that Cornwell’s personal life has grabbed headlines.

In the early 1990s, Cornwell had an affair with Margo Bennett, a married FBI agent, which came out years later after Bennett’s estranged husband was arrested and convicted for the attempted murder of his wife and the abduction of her pastor.

After Cornwell filed the lawsuit in 2009, Snapper pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws by buying $50,000 in tickets to an Elton John concert benefiting Hillary Rodham Clinton, using Cornwell’s money. He paid a fine.

The Boston trial is expected to last about a month.