According to NECN:
BOSTON (AP) – Federal prosecutors have added extortion to the list of charges facing former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi in connection with an alleged public corruption scheme.
Prosecutors previously alleged DiMasi and three associates rigged lucrative state contracts for software company Cognos in exchange for payments, with the former speaker allegedly pocketing $57,000.
A superseding indictment unveiled late Tuesday adds the extortion charge, alleging DiMasi accepted payments from Cognos and a second member of the scheme knowing the payments were in exchange for DiMasi taking official action to help the Burlington, Mass.-based company and the associate.
At this point I don’t know what to say that hasn’t already been said. Corruption on Beacon Hill is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic party. As some point in my life I would like to see the Democrats elect someone to lead them who does not get indicted on federal corruption charges. I won’t hold my breath.
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What is the solution to these problems? The Democrats only offer more power concentrated on Beacon Hill. Higher taxes taking your money. Laughable elections laws that change the rules in the middle of the game. Gerrymandered districts designed to eliminate local interests. Unlimited and unreported (before the elections) union special interest money in elections. Capping your ability to create change at $500. The entire system is set up so that the party of power can continue to take and take from the citizens without accountability. Give me a Break.