Reports: DiMasi Guilty

According to reports coming from journalists at the federal courthouse (particularly the Globe's Milton Valencia), former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi has been found guilty on five counts, including conspiracy and extortion, for his role in the state purchase of a COGNOS sofware contract.

DiMasi reportedly faces up to 20 years in prison for the charges, although sentencing will come at a later date. The jury returned the verdict in less than a full day of deliberations.

Co-defendant Richard McDonough was also found guilty on multiple counts, while co-defendant Richard Vitale was found not guilty on all charges.

I will have much more later, I'm sure.


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