DiMasi's Friend Indicted For Lobbying

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A close friend of House Speaker Sal DiMasi has been indicted for allegedly concealing lobbying activities while meeting with the Speaker on behalf of ticket brokers.

These are the first formal charges amid long-swirling allegations that DiMasi has been pushing legislation to help his friends.

Attorney General Martha Coakley says Richard Vitale, who is also DiMasi's accountant, took $60,000 from ticket brokers to lobby on their behalf. WBUR's Fred Thys reports on reaction to the indictments.

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