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DeLeo Defends Beacon Hill After DiMasi's Conviction05:22

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The day after former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi was convicted of federal charges of extortion, fraud and conspiracy, the current speaker acknowledged that the verdict is a big setback in efforts to clean up ethics problems on Beacon Hill.

Speaker Robert DeLeo has called the verdict a "powerful blow to the public's trust in government." WBUR's All Things Considered host Sacha Pfeiffer spoke with DeLeo and asked him just how powerful a blow it is.

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This program aired on June 16, 2011.

Sacha Pfeiffer Twitter Host, All Things Considered
Sacha Pfeiffer was formerly the host of WBUR's All Things Considered.


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