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Former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi speaks to reporters as he leaves a federal courtroom in 2009. (AP)
Former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi speaks to reporters as he leaves a federal courtroom in 2009. (AP)

"If one of us breaks, we all fall."

That's what former Massachusetts House Speaker, Salvatore DiMasi, is alleged to have said to his alleged co-conspirators when their alleged kick-back scheme started to come apart. Allegedly.

Who's doing all the alleging? Today it's the one who broke. Joseph Lally, the big money software salesman who claims to have hatched a complex scheme to funnel cash to DiMasi in exchange for help landing a state contract.

Lally has flipped. He is now the prosecution's star witness, and on Thursday he's on the stand for a second straight day.

Guest:

  • David Boeri, WBUR reporter

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This segment aired on May 19, 2011.

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