Appeals Court Upholds Conviction Of DiMasi

August 21, 2013 10:06 PM
Appeals Court Upholds Conviction Of DiMasi
" BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the corruption conviction and eight-year prison sentence of former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi.

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Court on Wednesday also upheld the conviction and seven-year sentence of DiMasi’s co-defendant, former Statehouse lobbyist Richard McDonough.

DiMasi was convicted by a jury in 2011 of conspiracy, extortion and other charges. He was accused of using his political clout to steer contracts to a software firm in exchange for payments of $65,000 "

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