Corruption

Sal DiMasi (file image)

DiMasi Seeks Delay In Prison Reporting Date

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.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–09/17/2011

Former Mass. House Speaker Sal DiMasi outside court on Wednesday, June 15, 2011.

Former Speaker DiMasi Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

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.

09/09/2011

Sal DiMasi answers questions outside federal court, June 15, 2011. (Photo by Bernice Corpuz)

Former House Speaker DiMasi Makes Emotional Plea For Leniency

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.”

09/08/2011

Sal DiMasi (file image)

Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi Asks For 3-Year Sentence

DiMasi, a Democrat who resigned in 2009, was found guilty of conspiracy, extortion and theft of honest services by fraud. He plans to appeal.

08/26/2011

Sal DiMasi answers questions outside federal court, June 15, 2011. (Photo by Bernice Corpuz)

DiMasi’s Law License To Be Suspended After Sentencing

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.

08/18/2011

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Keller @ Large: Is Corruption Widespread On Beacon Hill?

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.

08/04/2011

Sal DiMasi talks to reporters outside court after the verdicts were read on June 15.

Government Satisfied With DiMasi Conviction

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.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–07/23/2011

In this Nov. 12, 2009 file photo, former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi leaves federal court in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Ex-Patrick Budget Chief: DiMasi Pushed Contract

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.

05/25/2011

In this Nov. 12, 2009 file photo, former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi leaves federal court in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Key Witness Ends DiMasi Corruption Trial Testimony

A key witness in the federal corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore Dimasi has wrapped up his testimony.

05/20/2011

In this Nov. 12, 2009 file photo, former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi leaves federal court in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Prosecutor: DiMasi Had $50,000 In Monthly Credit Card Debt

The federal corruption trial of Sal DiMasi began Thursday with prosecutors saying he carried more than $50,000 in monthly credit card debt.

05/05/2011

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