DiMasi Seeks Delay In Prison Reporting Date

BOSTON (AP) – Former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi has asked a judge to put off the day he must begin serving his sentence on corruption charges so his lawyers can have more time to prepare arguments on why he should remain free while his appeal is pending.
 
DiMasi is scheduled to report to prison Nov. 16. He was sentenced to eight years for using his political clout to steer state contracts to a software firm in exchange for kickbacks.
 
In a motion filed Friday, DiMasi and co-defendant Richard McDonough asked that a Sept. 23 hearing on their request to stay free pending appeal be delayed until they get trial transcripts to use at the hearing and in appeals. Both asked a judge to put their surrender on hold until the hearing is held.

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  1. Paul says:

    Are we still paying for this CONVICTED jerk’s lawyers?

  2. JCA says:

    Go ahead and cut him a deal….for everyday he doesn’t serve while the appeal is pending,2 days tacked onto his sentence and he has to pay the costs . Why not? If it was HIM making the decision you can bet your bottom dollar there would be SOME kind of cost involved. ;7)~ Go to JAIL. Go directly to jail. Do not pass go, do not collect your 200$

  3. bp says:

    This guy has brass balls to ask for a delay. He should be in prison NOW.

  4. emom says:

    REALLY HE WANTS WHAT.,, WHY ,,, this crook deserves nothing but 4 walls of concrete, a door, a toilet, I am still thinking a bucket in the corner for him, and slop for meals, WHAT I AM NOT PAYING FOR HIS GOURMET MEALS THE HELL WITH THAT. Yeah all his cost should be paid by HIM & his family.. GO TO JAIL , GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL, NO PASSING ANYTHING NOT EVEN GO… STRAIGHT TO JAIL YOU THEIVING CROOK.

  5. emom says:

    REALLY HE WANTS WHAT.,, WHY ,,, this crook deserves nothing but 4 walls of concrete, a door, a toilet, I am still thinking a bucket in the corner for him, and slop for meals, WHAT I AM NOT PAYING FOR HIS GOURMET MEALS THE HELL WITH THAT. Yeah all his cost should be paid by HIM & his family.. GO TO JAIL , GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL, NO PASSING ANYTHING NOT EVEN GO… STRAIGHT TO JAIL YOU THEIVING CROOK.

  6. emom says:

    sorry posted twice . OOPS.

  7. Honest citizen says:

    Who is paying Martin Weinberg’s fees for representing Sa Di Masi in this appeal????? Where is all the money hidden?

  8. Mark says:

    He was found guilty what is the problem lock him up!!!!!

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