Wednesday, April 1, 2009

And now the Feds step in on DiMasi

For those of you who have followed thsi DiMasi case from last year may remember when I bet a blogger that DiMasi would be indicted in 90 days... well, I was off by a day or two, but the facts are going to come out, although in secret now, a few weeks from now, we should start to see some revelations that could take out DeLeo and some of his people and perhaps, a few select Reps and Senators. This story has legs and look for it to ignite another fire storm of public distrust.

A longtime aide and political operative who served as chief counsel in Salvatore F. DiMasi's State House office is cooperating under a grant of immunity with federal authorities investigating the former House speaker and several friends and associates, according to two people briefed on the development.
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The immunity agreement means that the aide, lawyer Daniel Toscano, must answer questions, without fear of prosecution, before a grand jury about what he knew of alleged efforts by Richard Vitale, lobbyist Richard McDonough, and others to advance their business interests with the help of the speaker's office.

Toscano's cooperation was confirmed by one current and one former state official; both insisted on anonymity because federal grand jury proceedings are secret.


At April 1, 2009 at 12:55 PM , Blogger Alpha Dog said...

Glad to see someone is coming forward about some of this, even if we had to offer immunity to make it happen. But I am betting this guy may not know enough to bring DiMasi down, otherwise, DiMasi and his friends would have bought the guy off. But it will be interesting to see how this plays out. I will stay tuned to this blog for more details, which I am sure you will have!


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