Supreme Court Passes On Mass. Pol's Corruption Appeal

Law360, New York (January 28, 2014, 2:35 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi, effectively exhausting his options for shortening his eight-year prison term on corruption charges.

DiMasi and co-defendant Richard McDonough had asked the high court to reconsider their sentences based on recent rulings it made in other bribery cases, especially that of former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling. In 2010, the Supreme Court limited the use of a sweeping anti-corruption law in a case against Skilling, prompting a a...
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