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Lawyer: Former speaker Sal DiMasi could lose home

Lawyer: Former speaker Sal DiMasi could lose home

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By Associated Press  |   Thursday, April 7, 2011  |  http://www.bostonherald.com  |  Local Politics

Attorneys for former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi want the jury in his upcoming federal corruption trial to know he could lose his North End condo if convicted.

Thomas Kiley, who is representing DiMasi, confirmed he filed documents with the court arguing that given the fact that jurors will be determining whether DiMasi’s home must be forfeited, there is no reason to block him from presenting certain relevant facts.

Among those is the fact the 220 Commercial Street in Boston is the residence of DiMasi’s family.

According to the Boston Globe, prosecutors responded by arguing that Kiley’s motion was an attempt to play on jurors’ heartstrings in the hopes they will find him not guilty regardless of the evidence.

The trial is scheduled to start on April 26.

Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view.bg?articleid=1329147
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