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In April, speaker denied knowledge of any lobbying by his friend

'No, I have no idea that he was working for them or what his relationship was. None.' House Speaker Salvatore Dimasi (above), in an April interview on alleged lobbying activities by longtime friend Richard Vitale "No, I have no idea that he was working for them or what his relationship was. None." House Speaker Salvatore Dimasi (above), in an April interview on alleged lobbying activities by longtime friend Richard Vitale (Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan)
December 30, 2008

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When Attorney General Martha Coakley indicted Richard Vitale, House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi's accountant and former campaign treasurer, on Dec. 18, she said Vitale used his connections to the speaker to secretly lobby for legislation sought by the Massachusetts Association of Ticket Brokers. (Full article: 453 words)

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