A federal judge has denied former House Speaker Sal DiMasi’s motion to allow him to stay out of prison while he appeals his conviction on corruption charges.
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.
Former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for using his clout to steer two state contracts to a software firm in exchange for kickbacks.
Sal DiMasi stood before the Judge to argue he’s a changed man. He told Judge Wolf, “I appear before you today a broken man.”
DiMasi, a Democrat who resigned in 2009, was found guilty of conspiracy, extortion and theft of honest services by fraud. He plans to appeal.
A Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court justice has delayed the suspension of former House Speaker Sal DiMasi’s law license until after his sentencing on federal corruption charges.
Call it what you want, but until the local political class cleans up its act, they will continue to earn comparable levels of public contempt.
Prosecutors say the corruption conviction of Salvatore DiMasi should stand, citing what they call “the overwhelming weight “of evidence against the former Massachusetts House speaker.
A former budget official for Gov. Deval Patrick has testified that she was repeatedly pressed by former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi to sign off on a multimillion-dollar software contract.
A key witness in the federal corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore Dimasi has wrapped up his testimony.