Tag Archives: corruption

DiMasi to face EXTORTION Charges!

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…

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Mass House votes yea on Dukakis Bill to give Governor power to appoint interim senator

(I forgot to attribute the term “Dukakis Bill” to Howie Carr. Sorry about that Cap’n – promoted by EaBo Clipper) The Massachusetts House of Representatives just voted to give Governor Deval Patrick the ability to appoint an interim Senatore to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy.  The vote was 95-58.  Boston.com has the…

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What is the question to which Martha Coakley is the answer?

(Enabler of Corruption – promoted by EaBo Clipper) Once again it’s see-no-evil Coakley ignoring the ground rules of open government to protect her prospects for U.S. Senate. Attorney General Martha Coakley – who needs Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s backing in her Senate bid – yesterday refused to probe the mysterious destruction of public e-mails by his close political adviser –…

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