Suffolk clerk postpones Richard Vitale arraignment
By Hillary Chabot
Monday, January 5, 2009
A clerk delayed the arraignment of House Speaker Sal DiMasi’s former accountant Richard Vitale this morning, and, in a highly unusual move, declined to accept a detailed description of the case.
The description has even more information about the ticket-scalping bill Vitale pushed, and could shed additional light on Speaker DiMasi’s involvement only two days before the speaker is up for re-election.
“The safest thing for me to do is not file this because then it will become public record,” Clerk Magistrate Gary Wilson said at Suffolk Superior Court this morning….
Arraignment of DiMasi friend delayed
Jan 5, 2009
By GLEN JOHNSON, AP…
…Also Monday, DiMasi said he won a victory when the State Ethics Commission agreed last week not to seek some documents from him that DiMasi had argued might be constitutionally protected because they involve legislative speech and debate….
What can I say here that hasn’t already been said?
Anyone here shocked that this happened 2 days before his re-election?