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DiMasi claims he never received bribe

Lawyers for former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi said in court papers filed this week that the former Beacon Hill powerbroker was wrongly convicted of corruption in 2011, arguing that he did not accept bribes as federal prosecutors contend.

In a brief filed with the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, DiMasi’s lawyers wrote that prosecutors failed to prove that money funneled to him from a software company salesman through his former law partner, Steven Topazio, amounted to bribery.

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