- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BOSTON (AP) - Former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi has paid the $65,000 fine he was assessed after he was convicted of federal corruption charges in 2011.

The Boston Globe (https://b.globe.com/1h9WY56) reports that the U.S. attorney’s office wrote in a filing Monday that the fine was paid late last month.

The filing comes less than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear DiMasi’s appeal.

DiMasi, a Democrat, was accused of using his political position to push state contracts to a software firm in exchange for payments of $65,000. He was convicted in 2011 of conspiracy, extortion and theft of honest services by fraud and a bribery charge and sentenced to eight years in prison.

The 68-year-old DiMasi is battling cancer at a prison hospital in North Carolina.


Information from: The Boston Globe, https://www.bostonglobe.com

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