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.
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