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DiMasi, codefendants to seek dismissal of charges

DiMasi, codefendants to seek dismissal of charges

By Andrea Estes
Globe Staff / January 26, 2011

Lawyers for former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi and three codefendants will ask a federal judge today to throw out corruption charges against their clients, arguing that prosecutors have no legal basis to move forward with a sweeping fraud and conspiracy case.

US District Court Chief Mark Wolf will hear more than a dozen motions brought by DiMasi and three associates, who were accused in a 33-page indictment in June 2009 of conspiring to steer two state contracts to a software firm in exchange for cash payments, including $57,000 allegedly funneled to DiMasi through a former law associate.

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