The federal judge who presided over the corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi denied a defense bid for a new trial.
Lawyers for Salvatore DiMasi say three years in prison is enough punishment for his conviction on corruption charges. Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 12 1/2 years.
Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi to 12 1/2 years in prison on corruption charges.
A justice has delayed the suspension of former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi’s law license until his Sept. 8 sentencing on federal corruption charges.
The state attorney general and treasurer had asked the judge to allow the state Retirement Board to put DiMasi’s payments in an escrow account until his sentencing.
A Superior Court judge is considering a request to halt pension payments to former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, following his corruption conviction.
Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi is set to return to court for a hearing that will determine whether he loses his state pension following his conviction on federal corruption charges.
State Treasurer Steve Grossman is taking steps to revoke the pension of convicted former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo has called his predecessor’s corruption conviction a “powerful blow to the public’s trust in government.”
After former state House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi was convicted on corruption charges, news traveled quickly to the North End neighborhood he represented for almost 30 years.
In what prosecutors called a major victory against a corrupt political system, a federal jury on Wednesday convicted former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi in a scheme to steer two state contracts worth $17.5 million to a software firm in exchange for payments to the powerful lawmaker and two of his close friends.
After five hours Tuesday, the federal jury weighing charges against former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi and two associates concluded its first full day of deliberations.
The judge in the corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi and two associates instructed the jury Monday to convict them only if they believe the government has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the men intended to defraud the public.
Testimony is complete in the federal corruption trial of former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi. Closing arguments are expected Friday, with jurors likely to get the case Monday.
Salvatore DiMasi’s former chief of staff testified Tuesday that the former speaker never pushed software contracts.
The defense is now expected to call its last witness by Wednesday, even though it called its first witness only Monday. Judge Mark Wolf said he expects the defense to rest Wednesday and jury deliberations to begin Thursday.
U.S. District Court Judge Mark Wolf told the jury Monday that he expects the defense to wrap up its case Wednesday and lawyers to give closing arguments on Thursday.