Quid pro quo bribe alleged in Massachusetts corruption case

The Boston Globe reports on the case against former Massachusetts House speaker Salvatore DiMasi.

DiMasi and the other defendants are charged with steering two contracts worth $17.5 million to Cognos, a Burlington firm, in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments, including $57,000 for DiMasi. Also indicted were DiMasi’s friend and former accountant Richard Vitale; DiMasi’s friend and Cognos lobbyist Richard McDonough; and Cognos’s former sales agent, Joseph Lally.

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