DiMasi, three associates indicted on federal corruption charges
(NECN: Scot Yount, Boston, Mass.) - Former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi has been indicted along with three associates. The announcement was made this afternoon. DiMasi resigned from his office in January amid allegations that close friends used their relationships with him to push ...
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We begin at 430 with a latest that a federal corruption probe in Massachusetts this afternoon former house speaker Sal to Macy was indicted along with three associates. NEC and Scott -- does outside federal court in Boston with the latest Scott. Well that and -- to. 32 page indictment that's been handed down by the US attorney today charging. Former house speaker Salvatore the Macy and three other associates one of those Dick Vitale -- longtime associate and accountants. With the number of things including wire and mail fraud. It's a scheme according to the US attorney's deprived the citizens of Massachusetts of their honest service. It alleges that amazing the others improperly used power and influence to enable software company. To obtain multimillion dollar procurement from agencies of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts now right now. Dick Vitale and that sell the Macy are hearing in a federal courtroom but what's called an initial appearance just as opposed to an arraignment in the state courtroom. We are understanding at this point that to Dick Vitale is in handcuffs. And that's the former house speaker is not a few moments ago we had a news conference and spoke with the acting US -- Beginning in December 2004. Rally McDormand and AZ arranged to have caught -- make regular monthly payments to diminish. December 2004 to -- contacted -- attorney. Told that attorney in Madonna would be calling him with a new clients. -- and an -- met with the attorney. And offered to engage in his local council for prognosis for six months for 5000 dollars per month. After telling to me is he about the meeting to me he said it's about time we got business like this. -- prognosis a Canadian. -- software company that has -- local office in Burlington Massachusetts as well as Delaware. The deals that the US attorney alleges were being worked here were four point five million dollar deal for software. For the department of education and also a fifteen million dollar deal for software. For the department of accounting and finance again. The house speaker currently being what you might call -- -- -- -- but in the federal courtroom as having -- initial appearance in -- word. On what -- will be set again as longtime associate it -- -- period and that's important in handcuffs that. Scott -- reporting in Boston we'll continue to follow this story throughout the day hand on the job.