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Former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, left, leaves federal court after DiMasi was indicted on federal corruption charges in Boston, June 2, 2009. (AP)
Former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, left, leaves federal court after DiMasi was indicted on federal corruption charges in Boston, June 2, 2009. (AP)

Monday marks a pause in the ongoing corruption trial of former Massachusetts House speaker Sal DiMasi. Some explosive testimony is expected later this week.

Government prosecutors are still laying out their case that DiMasi was illegally paid to steer lucrative state contracts to Burlington software-maker Cognos.

If you've been trying to follow the trial but are confused, it's understandable. It took the courtroom clerk 45 minutes to read the government's indictment into the record.

We thought Monday would be a good day for WBUR's David Boeri to bring us all up to speed.

Guest:

  • David Boeri, reporter, WBUR

This segment aired on May 16, 2011.

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