Ex-Software Exec Wants Soft Sentence For Mass. Bribes

Law360, New York (October 5, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT) -- A former software executive who pled guilty to bribing a Massachusetts state politician for multimillion-dollar government contracts asked a federal judge Tuesday to sentence him to one year in prison and six months' home confinement for his crimes.

Ex-Cognos ULC executive Joseph P. Lally said he deserves leniency because he helped the government convict former state House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi and lobbyist Richard McDonough for their roles in the scheme. Prosecutors plan to seek a 28-month prison term when Lally is sentenced Oct. 18, according to...
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