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DiMasi Trial

Sal DiMasi (file image)

DiMasi Defense To Begin Calling Witnesses In Corruption Trial

Defense lawyers for former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi and two associates are set to begin calling witnesses in their public corruption trial.

06/05/2011

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

Prosecutors Could Rest Case Soon In DiMasi Trial

A former deputy chief of staff for Gov. Patrick says lobbyist Richard McDonough told him approving a software contract could help improve relations between the governor & DiMasi.

05/31/2011

Sal DiMasi arrives at federal court Friday, May 27, 2011. (Photo by Doug Cope)

Prosecutors Expected To Rest Case In DiMasi Trial This Week

Federal prosecutors are expected to rest their case this week in the corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi and two associates.

05/29/2011

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

Witness: I Was Told Not To Mention DiMasi In Email

A former Patrick administration official has testified he doesn’t believe a software contract would have been included in a 2007 emergency bond bill if Sal DiMasi hadn’t pressed officials to include it.

05/24/2011

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

Ex-Mass. Official Testifies DiMasi Pushed Software

A former state official says she recalls then-House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi strongly advocating for a performance management software contract that was later awarded to Cognos.

05/23/2011

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

DiMasi Corruption Trial Entering 3rd Week

The corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi and two associates is about to begin its third week of testimony.

05/22/2011

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

Defense Attempts To Discredit Witness Joseph Lally In DiMasi Trial

The star witness in the federal corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi and two
associates has been undergoing a withering cross examination from defense attorneys.

05/19/2011

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

Ex-Mass. Rep.: I Sponsored Budget Amendment For DiMasi

A federal judge has ruled that a top legislative aide can testify about notes he made in 2006 indicating he would check with Sal DiMasi’s office before recommending lawmakers approve a $4.5 million software contract.

05/17/2011

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

Prosecutors Allege DiMasi’s Financial Troubles Motive For Scheme

At the corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi on Monday, prosecutors hinted at a “motive” for the alleged kickback scheme said to have netted DiMasi tens of thousands of dollars.

05/16/2011

Steve Topazio, a former law associate, testified he gave Sal DiMasi $65,000. (photo courtesy: topaziolaw.com)

Ex-Law Associate Testifies He Gave DiMasi $65K

The man who allegedly funneled kickbacks to Sal DiMasi confirmed in court on Thursday that he gave the former house speaker $65,000.

05/12/2011

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