Sal DiMasi Faces Major Jail Time

Sal's guilty, but says he did nothing wrong.

DiMasi's wife, Debbie, broke down in tears after the verdict was read. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 18. He faces up to 25 years in jail.

But as Tom said, this is an “intent crime” and I knew that I did not have the requisite intent to commit this crime. I told all of you when I was indicted that I never made any decision unless it was based on what I thought it was in the best interest of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, my constituents. I said I never, ever made a decision other than that.

A long sentence is likely to be handed down in August, but significantly less than the 25 years possible is likely.