Salvatore 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.

Judge: Speaker DiMasi Can Receive Pension

July 13, 2010

A Boston judge has ruled the state cannot take away the former Massachusetts speaker’s retirement benefits without holding a hearing first.

Former Mass. Speaker DiMasi’s PAC Ordered Closed

July 06, 2010

The state Office of Campaign and Political Finance has ordered the Boston Democrat’s political action committee to pay $5,500 in fines and shut down its operations.

Judge Delays DiMasi Pension Hearing

June 14, 2010

A judge has delayed until June 30 a hearing on whether former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi should resume getting his state pension as he faces federal corruption charges.

Former Speaker DiMasi To Also Face Extortion Charge

October 13, 2009

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.

Feds: DiMasi’s Lawyer Has Conflict Of Interest

August 07, 2009

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.

Board Puts Off Hearing On DiMasi Pension

July 22, 2009

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.

Former House Speaker’s Pension Under Scrutiny

July 22, 2009

Federal prosecutors want to delay Wednesday’s hearing to determine whether to resume pension payments for former House Speaker Sal DiMasi.

Dreams Of Casinos Return To Beacon Hill

June 30, 2009

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.

DiMasi’s Attorney Claims Former Speaker Did Not Violate Law

June 18, 2009

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 DiMasi To Be Arraigned

June 08, 2009

Former House Speaker Sal DiMasi is set to return to a Boston federal court Monday afternoon to face arraignment.

DiMasi’s Alleged Crimes Recall The Old Days On Beacon Hill

June 05, 2009

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.

Legislators, Feeling The Heat After DiMasi Indictment, Prepare Ethics Reform

June 04, 2009

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.

Legislative Leaders Pledge Ethics Reform In Wake Of DiMasi Scandal

June 03, 2009

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.

DiMasi Allegations Tarnish Ethics Reforms

June 03, 2009

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.

Analysis: No Heroes In DiMasi Scandal

June 03, 2009

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.

DiMasi Indictment Rocks Statehouse

June 03, 2009

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.

DiMasi’s Long Reign And Rapid Fall From Grace

June 03, 2009

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.

Follow The Money: DiMasi’s Alleged Contracts Scheme

June 02, 2009

A federal indictment lays out an alleged web of personal and financial relationships linked directly and indirectly to former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi.

Former Speaker DiMasi, 3 Associates Indicted On Federal Corruption Charges

June 02, 2009

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.

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