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.