Salvatore DiMasi

Prosecutors Wrapping Up DiMasi Corruption Trial

May 31, 2011

A former deputy chief of staff for Gov. Deval Patrick says lobbyist Richard McDonough told him approving a software contract could help improve relations between the governor and then-House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi.

Patrick Says DiMasi Pressed Him On Software Contract

May 28, 2011

Gov. Deval Patrick on Friday testified that former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi pressed him to approve a software contract that prosecutors say was part of a DiMasi kickback scheme.

Patrick: DiMasi Pressed Me On Contract

May 27, 2011

Gov. Deval Patrick testified Friday that former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi pressed him to approve a software contract that prosecutors say was part of a DiMasi kickback scheme.

Witness: I Was Told Don’t Mention DiMasi In Email

May 24, 2011

A former business partner of Cognos software salesman Joseph Lally said he was “chastised” by Lally for using Speaker Salvatore DiMasi’s name in an email.

Analyst: High-Level Testimony In DiMasi Trial ‘Politically Crucial’

May 24, 2011

Gov. Deval Patrick’s former budget boss, Leslie Kirwan, is expected to take the stand Tuesday in the federal corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi.

Former IT Chief: I Wouldn’t Have Backed Software Without DiMasi Nod

May 23, 2011

Bethann Pepoli, who was the deputy chief of the Massachusetts information technology division in 2006, testified Monday that she supported a $15 million contract for performance management software that year primarily because Speaker Salvatore DiMasi had expressed support for it.

Star Witness Ends Testimony In DiMasi Corruption Trial

May 20, 2011

Defense attorneys for former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi tried to portray ex-salesman Joseph Lally as a tax cheat and compulsive gambler whose testimony could not be trusted.

In DiMasi Trial, Lally Keeps His Salesman’s Cool

May 20, 2011

Former salesman Joseph Lally was calm and undeterred as he delivered damaging testimony Thursday of the scheme to funnel kickbacks to former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi.

DiMasi Trial Continues With Last Day Of Testimony For Key Witness

May 20, 2011

A key witness in the federal corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore Dimasi was furious at co-defendant Richard McDonough in the months prior to the trial, at one point firing off an expletive-laden email about him, according to testimony Thursday.

Key Witness Takes The Stand In DiMasi Trial

May 10, 2011

A key government witness against former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi said he didn’t want to be there. But DiMasi’s longtime law associate, Steven Topazio, took the stand Tuesday in the ongoing federal corruption trial of DiMasi and two co-defendants.

Jurors In DiMasi Trial Hear From First Witness

May 06, 2011

Jurors in the federal corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi heard from their first witness on Friday, beginning a case that one defense attorney said would be an education into how State House politics work.

Patrick To Testify At DiMasi Corruption Trial

May 05, 2011

Gov. Deval Patrick is being called to testify in the federal public corruption trial of former state House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi.

DiMasi Corruption Trial Set For Opening Statements

May 05, 2011

With 12 jurors and four alternates now in place, the federal trial of former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi turns to opening statements Thursday.

Jury Set For DiMasi Trial

May 03, 2011

Prosecutors and defense lawyers on Tuesday accepted a panel of eight men and eight women — four are alternates. Opening statements are scheduled for Thursday.

Questioning Begins For Potential DiMasi Jurors

April 29, 2011

Prosecutors and defense lawyers have begun questioning prospective jurors in the corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi.

Jury Selection For Ex-Speaker DiMasi Begins

April 26, 2011

Opening statements in the corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi are not expected until next week.

Explosive DiMasi Corruption Trial Set To Begin

April 26, 2011

Jury selection begins at federal court Tuesday in the corruption trial of former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi. The trial has the potential to provide an explosive look into lobbying and influence peddling on Beacon Hill.

Mass. Gov., Top Lawmakers On DiMasi Witness Lists

April 21, 2011

The state’s top political leaders including Gov. Deval Patrick are listed as potential witnesses in the upcoming corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi and two co-defendants.

DiMasi Co-Defendant Promises To Work With Prosecutors

March 09, 2011

“Today, I took responsibility for my actions. I’m looking forward to putting this behind me,” said Joseph Lally Jr., the salesman at the center of the corruption case involving former Speaker Sal DiMasi.

Mass. Retirement Board To Appeal On DiMasi Pension

July 29, 2010

The State Retirement Board has voted to repay suspended pension money a court says is owed to former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, but it’s also appealing to clarify the law.

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