That’s the topic of this Boston Globe report.
On Monday, just two days before DiMasi faces re-election by House members, close friend Richard Vitale is scheduled to be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court for violations of state lobbying and campaign finance laws. Vitale is accused of concealing his work as a lobbyist and having contact with the speaker while pushing a bill on behalf of ticket brokers.
The speaker has said he never spoke to Vitale about the bill and Vitale has denied acting as a lobbyist. His attorney said the work he did for the Massachusetts Association of Ticket Brokers was exempt from the state’s lobbying registration requirements.