Salvatore F. DiMasi's corruption case
Former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi and two associates faced federal public corruption charges, accused of using the power of the speakers office to steer multimillion-dollar contracts to a software company in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks. DiMasi was found guilty.
A graphic that outlines the alleged scheme involving sales of computer software to the Commonwealth
A financial adviser and former DiMasi associate who faced federal corruption charges along with the ex-speaker.
A Beacon Hill lobbyist and longtime DiMasi friend who also faced corruption charges.
Joseph P. Lally Jr.
The ex-Cognos vice president pleaded guilty and cooperated with investigators in exchange for a reduced sentence.
State pension officials today revoked former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasis annual pension of $60,142. DiMasi, once a political powerhouse, is now serving an eight-year sentence in federal prison for corruption. (8/30/12)
The ex-House speaker's cancer has metastasized, and his attorney said in court papers that DiMasi was denied medical care for months. (6/20/12)
During his five hours of testimony before a federal grand jury, Former House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi insisted that he gave no significant details about the state Probation Department hiring scandal. (3/16/12)
Two months into a federal prison sentence, ex-House speaker Salvatore DiMasi is returning to his home state to testify before a federal grand jury, according to a person with direct knowledge of the arrangement. (2/6/12)
Former House speaker Salvatore DiMasi kept his date with his federal jailers, and is now being housed in the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Ky., as he begins his eight-year sentence for corruption convictions. (11/30/11)
The US Bureau of Prisons has assigned the Boston Democrat the number in anticipation of his incarceration at a federal facility in Lexington, Ky. (11/29/11)
Joseph P. Lally Jr. received 18 months in prison, a significant break from sentencing guidelines for his decision to plead guilty and to testify against his fellow co-defendants, including Salvatore F. DiMasi. (10/19/11)
Richard Vitale, former House speaker Salvatore DiMasi's friend and ex-financial adviser, has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of state lobbying and campaign finance violations. (10/7/11)
Former Massachusetts House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi was sentenced to eight years in federal prison for his conviction on political corruption charges, the longest federal sentence handed out to an elected official in Massachusetts history. (9/10/11)
Salvatore F. DiMasi tearfully pleaded for mercy yesterday, saying he is a "broken man" who deserves the courts compassion in setting his jail sentence. (9/9/11)
The verdict was loud and clear. A federal court jury found former House speaker Salvatore DiMasi guilty of seven counts of public corruption for helping a software company win multimillion-dollar state contracts in exchange for kickbacks. But legal wrangling in the high-profile case is far from over. (6/18/11)
A federal jury in Boston found former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi guilty of exploiting one of the most powerful offices in Mass. for his own personal gain when he helped a software company win multimillion-dollar state contracts in exchange for kickbacks. (6/16/11)
Prosecutors asked a federal court jury to find that Salvatore F. DiMasi and two associates leveraged one of the most powerful positions in Massachusetts to help a Burlington software company win multimillion-dollar state contracts in exchange for kickbacks. (Boston Globe, 6/11/11)
Salvatore F. DiMasi racked up so much personal debt while speaker of the House that he sought relief by soliciting kickbacks from a Burlington software company seeking business with the state, according to prosecutors and a witness in federal court. (Boston Globe, 6/2/11)
An associate of Salvatore F. DiMasi played such a key role in securing a software contract with the state that he had his secretary deliver specially crafted legislation for the project directly to the State House, the secretary testified yesterday. (Boston Globe, 5/31/11)
In a historic appearance on the witness stand, Governor Deval Patrick told a federal jury that Salvatore F. DiMasi aggressively lobbied him for a multimillion-dollar software contract in 2007, then asked Patrick to publicly deny his involvement. (Boston Globe, 5/28/11)
The state’s former budget chief told a federal jury that she approved what turned out to be a questionable contract with a Burlington software company in 2007 in part to mend rocky relations between the Patrick administration and the House speaker. (Boston Globe, 5/25/11)
The states former head of administration and finance told a federal jury Wednesday that she signed what turned out to be a questionable, multimillion-dollar contract with a Burlington software company in 2007 in hopes of mending relations between the Patrick administration and then-House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi. (Boston Globe, 5/25/11)
A former adviser to Governor Deval Patrick testified that in spring 2007 Salvatore F. DiMasi, then the speaker of the House, tucked language authorizing the purchase of software into an emergency spending package. (Boston Globe)
The former business partner of a key prosecution witness testified today that he had questioned the money they were giving to an associate of Salvatore F. DiMasi, suspecting that it was being funneled to the then-House speaker. (Globe)
The corruption trial of former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi has so far featured a lobbyist, a salesman, and other peripheral players in the state’s political scene. This week, the heavy hitters take the stand. (Boston Globe)