Salvatore DiMasi

Judge Denies DiMasi New Trial

August 30, 2011

The federal judge who presided over the corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi denied a defense bid for a new trial.

Ex-Speaker DiMasi Asks For 3-Year Sentence

August 26, 2011

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.

Feds Ask For 12-Year Prison Term For DiMasi

August 24, 2011

Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi to 12 1/2 years in prison on corruption charges.

Court: Suspend DiMasi Law License After Sentencing

August 18, 2011

A justice has delayed the suspension of former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi’s law license until his Sept. 8 sentencing on federal corruption charges.

Judge Rules DiMasi Can Keep His Pension

June 29, 2011

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.

State Asks To Halt DiMasi Pension Payments

June 28, 2011

A Superior Court judge is considering a request to halt pension payments to former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, following his corruption conviction.

Coakley Presses Court To Suspend DiMasi’s Pension

June 27, 2011

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.

Mass. Treasurer Seeks To Revoke DiMasi’s Pension

June 17, 2011

State Treasurer Steve Grossman is taking steps to revoke the pension of convicted former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi.

DeLeo Defends Beacon Hill After DiMasi’s Conviction

June 16, 2011

House Speaker Robert DeLeo has called his predecessor’s corruption conviction a “powerful blow to the public’s trust in government.”

Many North End Residents Disappointed In DiMasi Verdict

June 16, 2011

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.

Ex-Speaker DiMasi Convicted On Fraud, Extortion Charges

June 16, 2011
Former Speaker Salvatore DiMasi (AP)

Former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi was convicted on conspiracy, fraud and extortion charges in federal court Wednesday. He is the third consecutive House speaker to be convicted of a felony.

Ex-Speaker DiMasi Convicted Of Corruption

June 15, 2011
Former Speaker Salvatore DiMasi leaves federal courthouse in Boston after being convicted on corruption charges Wednesday. (AP)

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.

Jury Ends First Full Day Of Deliberations In DiMasi Trial

June 14, 2011

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.

DiMasi Jurors Begin Deliberations

June 13, 2011

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.

DiMasi Trial Heads To Jury

June 13, 2011
Closing arguments were offered Friday in the federal corruption trial of former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi and two associates. (Margaret Small for WBUR)

The Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse, where the corruption trial former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi and two co-defendants is being held, is often called the House of Pain. Criminal defendants who go in are seldom better off when they come out.

Closing Arguments Offered In DiMasi Trial

June 10, 2011
Closing arguments were offered Friday in the federal corruption trial of former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi and two associates. (Margaret Small for WBUR)

The prosecution and defense offered closing arguments Friday in the corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi and two associates.

Defense Rests In DiMasi Trial

June 08, 2011

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.

DiMasi’s Former Chief Of Staff: Speaker Never Pushed Contracts

June 07, 2011

Salvatore DiMasi’s former chief of staff testified Tuesday that the former speaker never pushed software contracts.

Surprise Announcement In DiMasi Case As Trial Nears End

June 07, 2011

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.

DiMasi Corruption Trial Nears End

June 06, 2011

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.

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