Defendant In DiMasi Corruption Case To Plead Guilty

By Bob Salsberg, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) – A co-defendant in the corruption case against former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi has agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with federal prosecutors.

According to a plea agreement unsealed in the U.S. District Court in Boston, Joseph Lally will plead guilty on Tuesday to eight counts in connection with an alleged bid-rigging scheme involving two state software contracts.

DiMasi, Lally, Joseph McDonough and Richard Vitale were indicted in 2009.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports.

Federal prosecutors said they would recommend a sentence for Lally of two to three years in prison, followed by two years of supervised release. He will also face a fine.

The agreement states that Lally has agreed to cooperate fully with the government, including testifying if requested at the upcoming trial for the three remaining defendants.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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