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Sal DiMasi Trial Jury Set – 8 Men, 8 Women

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In this Nov. 12, 2009 file photo, former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi leaves federal court in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

In this Nov. 12, 2009 file photo, former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi leaves federal court in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

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Lana Jones is a general assignment reporter for WBZ Newsradio 1030....
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BOSTON (CBS/AP) – A jury was chosen Tuesday to hear the corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Lana Jones reports

The panel of eight men and eight women will hear opening statements Thursday.

The first witness is expected on the stand Friday.

DiMasi is charged in a scheme to rig lucrative state software contracts in exchange for payments.

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