BOSTON — 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.
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.