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Former Massachusetts Speaker of House Sentenced to Prison

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Massachusetts-

The former Speaker of the House in Massachusetts has been sentenced to eight years in prison for corruption and bribery.

A federal judge says Salvatore DiMasi sold his seat by steering state contracts worth more than 17 million dollars to a software firm in exchange for kickbacks.

Prosecutors say he got about 65-thousand dollars in the scheme.


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