Ex-Mass. Speaker DiMasi, associates indicted

June 2, 2009 1:20:10 PM PDT
Former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi and three associates have been indicted on federal corruption charges. DiMasi resigned from his office in January amid allegations that close friends used their relationships with him to push legislation and gain favor in awarding state contracts.

DiMasi was indicted Tuesday on eight counts, including conspiracy to defraud the federal government, mail fraud and wire fraud.

Richard McDonough, Joseph Lally, and Richard Vitale also were indicted on corruption charges.

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