MA: Lobbyist Reports

The Boston Globe reports that a figure allegedly tied to the House Speaker did not file a lobbyist disclosure report.

The state attorney general has launched an investigation into the financial dealings of House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi’s personal accountant, according to multiple government officials, in a move that escalates the level of scrutiny of the profits and influence of DiMasi’s close cadre of friends.

Coakley became involved in the probe after Secretary of State William F. Galvin determined in May that Vitale had collected $60,000 from a group of ticket brokers who were pushing legislation that would deregulate their industry. Vitale refused to report the payments as lobbying fees, prompting Galvin to refer the matter to Coakley for possible criminal prosecution.

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