Federal prosecutors have added extortion to the list of charges facing former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi in connection with an alleged public corruption scheme.
Prosecutors have asked a judge to disqualify the lawyer representing former House speaker Salvatore DiMasi in his federal corruption case, because the lawyer also gave advice to a prosecution witness.
Former Speaker Salvatore DiMasi asked the state Board of Retirement on Wednesday to reinstate his $5,000-a-month pension, despite concerns from federal prosecutors that holding a supposedly mandatory hearing on his request could damage their pending corruption case against him.
Federal prosecutors want to delay Wednesday’s hearing to determine whether to resume pension payments for former House Speaker Sal DiMasi.
With casinos’ biggest opponent, former House Speaker Sal Di Masi, out of the way, supporters of gambling are getting ready to pass legislation this fall, but the economy is not cooperating. WBUR’s Fred Thys reports.
Attorneys for indicted former House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi and his three co-defendants are insisting their clients did not break any Massachusetts laws.
Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi is set to return to a Boston federal court Monday afternoon to face arraignment.
This week, former House Speaker Sal DiMasi became the third speaker to face corruption charges. WBUR’s David Boeri reports these “pay-to-play” scandals recall the kind of corruption that was rife on Beacon Hill some 30 years ago.
BOSTON — Democrats gathered for a closed-door meeting on Wednesday to discuss former House Speaker Sal DiMasi’s indictment, saying they felt shock, disgust and anger. WBUR’s Fred Thys reports.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray and House Speaker Robert DeLeo say ethics-reform legislation is their top priority in light of Tuesday’s indictment of former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi.
The backdrop to former Speaker Salvatore DiMasi’s indictment is the wrangling over ethics reform at the Statehouse. Boston College law professor George Brown tells WBUR’s Deborah Becker what this means for ethics reform as the governor and lawmakers are hashing out their reform proposals.
As former Mass. House Speaker Sal DiMasi faces federal corruption charges for an alleged pay-to-play scheme, a cloud of doubt is gathering over lawmakers on Beacon Hill. WBUR’s Deborah Becker spoke with Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi about what the charges against DiMasi mean for politics at the State House.
Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi faces federal corruption charges. Prosecutors say he used his power and influence to help a software firm secure just over $20 million from the state in exchange for $57,000 in kickbacks. DiMasi says he always did what was best for the people of the Commonwealth. WBUR’s Martha Bebinger reports.
Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi is proclaiming his innocence after a federal indictment charged that he took kickbacks to steer state contracts to a software firm. As WBUR’s David Boeri reports, the federal charges came just a few months after DiMasi was considered one of the most powerful politicians in the state.
A federal indictment lays out an alleged web of personal and financial relationships linked directly and indirectly to former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi.
A federal grand jury has indicted former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi and three of his associates on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and conspiracy, after DiMasi allegedly wielded his power and influence to procure multi-million-dollar contracts for a software company.
House Speaker Sal DiMasi has put an end to speculation about whether he’ll survive swirling ethics allegations. WBUR Statehouse reporter Martha Bebinger joins Bob Oakes to help sort it all out.