Feds Urge Up To 15 Years For Ex-Mass. House Speaker

Law360, New York (June 29, 2011, 5:39 PM EDT) -- Prosecutors on Tuesday recommended sentencing guidelines of 12 to 15 years in prison for a former Massachusetts House speaker convicted of accepting bribes to help two software companies score multimillion-dollar contracts with the state.

In a memo requested by U.S. District Judge Mark L. Wolf outlining sentencing guidelines, the U.S. government proposed increases for ex-Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi, saying the offense involved a public official convicted of more than one bribe or kickback that exceeded $5,000.

A federal jury found DiMasi and lobbyist Richard...
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