WORCESTER (AP) — Convicted former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi has again asked to be moved closer to home.

Read: DiMasi’s Court Filing [.pdf]

A lawyer for DiMasi on Wednesday asked a federal judge to recommend that he serve out his prison sentence at a detention facility in Rhode Island, rather than the minimum security prison in Kentucky where he was assigned.

The attorney says being closer to his defense team will better allow DiMasi to participate in his appeal.

DiMasi had previously requested being sent to a federal prison in Devens so he could be closer to family.

The 66-year-old DiMasi was convicted in June of using his political clout to steer two lucrative state contracts to a software firm in exchange for payments of $65,000.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Comments (4)
  1. Rob Cleary says:

    Send his corrupt carcass to Gitmo. Screw you Sal.

  2. decol says:

    Maybe he could use a hot-tub also. He’s a convicted felon,he shouldn’t have a say about anything! crooked politician—————-there’s many more out
    there too, take note!

  3. paul says:

    Remember that he was ONLY convicted of the kickbacks/bribes that we KNOW of…..if he was wo be moved….let him tell us of ALL OF THE OTHERS. I get a real kick out of all these FELONS who claim to have only strayed once!!!

  4. Jaygee says:

    I guess that when he see’s Whitey close to home, he figures he should be here too. Well Sal, it will depend on what you say when all of these pertinent questions are asked about your tenure under the Golden Dome. If you decide to be be vague with your answers then it wil be back to your old Kentucky Home.

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