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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Comments (2)
  1. DStein says:

    Sal DiMasi, the poster boy for the Massachusetts Democratic Party, where corruption knows no bounds!

  2. Joan Brennan RNMS says:

    You have to read page 6 of this past Friday’s Herald!!! What about the defense attorney’s remarks relative to the legality of lobbying???

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