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Lawyers for former House Speaker Sal DiMasi and his two co-defendants began laying out the defense's argument Monday as the corruption trial heads into its second month. The big surprise: while the prosecution took a month laying out its argument, the defense may end up finishing in less than a week.

Defendant Richard McDonough, attorney William Cintolo, attorney Tom Drechsler, Sal DiMasi and attorney Tom Kiley. Click to enlarge. (Margaret Small for WBUR)
Defendant Richard McDonough, attorney William Cintolo, attorney Tom Drechsler, Sal DiMasi and attorney Tom Kiley. Click to enlarge. (Margaret Small for WBUR)

In court Monday, lawyers revealed that the defense plans to wrap up testimony as soon as Wednesday — meaning jurors could be receiving instruction and start deliberating Thursday — much sooner than originally expected.

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  • David Boeri, WBUR reporter

This segment aired on June 6, 2011.

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