Former Massachusetts Speaker of House Sentenced to Prison

By: AP Email
By: AP Email


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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  • by RA Location: Tally on Sep 11, 2011 at 04:30 AM
    Since there is no mention of political parties it can only mean this is a DEM and the media is protecing the party. If it were a REP, it be headlines. No bias here, move on.
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      by PrezNixon on Sep 12, 2011 at 12:24 PM in reply to RA
      You are correct!
  • by Odd on Sep 10, 2011 at 07:24 PM
    He prob got 15 to 20 years in federal Prison , and rolled on others in that are involved.
  • by terry Location: leon on Sep 10, 2011 at 03:16 PM
    send them all up the river
  • by Steve Location: Not in Marietta on Sep 10, 2011 at 01:26 PM
    I just wanted to make it look good ! Thanx, WCTV.TV. Oh, BTW Glenn Beck is very funny, but no longer an item. Thanx.
  • by Localboy Location: Tally on Sep 10, 2011 at 10:30 AM
    "Kickback" is such an ugly word. He should have used Mayor Mark's model and call it a "consulting fee", or follow Bill Procter's "paycheck" model.
  • by 57 Nole on Sep 10, 2011 at 09:46 AM
    And here in Florida Ray Sansone got off scott free in state court.
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      by Localboy on Sep 10, 2011 at 12:53 PM in reply to 57 Nole
      The difference was amount of convincing evidence. In Sansom's case there was enough evidence to bring charges, but not enough to convict. That doesn't mean he "got off scott free". His life has been turned upside down, he spent a fortune in legal fees, and his reputation seriously tarnished.
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        by it is what it is on Sep 11, 2011 at 05:02 AM in reply to Localboy
        Meanwhile Sansom is living it up in his 6th floor condo overlooking Destin, drinking margaritas and tipping the dancing girls. I hear he even has a pole in his living room.
  • by John on Sep 10, 2011 at 07:31 AM
    Great news! B. Obama, E. Holder, M. Waters and J. Hoffa Jr. are next!
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Sep 10, 2011 at 10:31 AM in reply to John
      immediately after you
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      by m on Sep 10, 2011 at 11:26 AM in reply to John
      John, that's going to happen immediately after you are convicted of terminal stupidity and sentenced to listen to Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh 24/7/365.
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