Former House Speaker DiMasi’s Home Confinement Ends

BOSTON (CBS) – A federal judge ruled Monday that former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi’s home confinement is over.

The former Speaker of the House was convicted in 2011 for corruption and sentenced to eight years in a federal prison.

After two bouts with cancer, a federal judge in November issued an order for a Compassion release, even though DiMasi had only served five years of his eight-year sentence.

The order said that DiMasi would have to finish the sentence under house arrest. However, on Monday, U. S. District Judge Mark Wolf ordered that DiMasi’s home confinement come to an end.

Wolf on Monday also ended the requirement that a family member or health aide monitor be present when DiMasi eats, noting DiMasi’s doctor told the court last week that his health has improved to the point where he can eat and drink without supervision.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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