Friday, June 5, 2009
The U.S. Attorneys Office in Massachusetts indicted the former Massachusetts Speaker of the House, Salvatore F. Dimasi, along with three associates on charges of conspiracy, mail and wire fraud (using the honest services statute), and money laundering. Dimasi served as speaker of the house from October 2004 through January 2009. The Indictment makes a point of noting that he is a lawyer. The case is alleged to involve a software company that sells "business intelligence and performance management software and related services." The press release sums it up as a "scheme to deprive the citizens of Massachusetts of his honest services by allegedly improperly using his power and influence to enable a software company to obtain multi-million dollar procurements from agencies of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts." Like so many modern cases, emails may be playing a part in the case as one finds reference to emails in the Indictment.
Indictment - Download DiMasi Indictment