Former House Speaker DiMasi permanently stripped of pension
(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – The Massachusetts Retirement Board announced on Thursday that it has permanently stripped former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi of his pension.
DiMasi, 67, was convicted in June 2011 of charges including conspiracy, extortion and honest services fraud. He began an eight-year prison sentence in November and was later diagnosed with tongue cancer.
According to The Boston Herald, the board's vote has nothing to do with DiMasi's health; however, the decision will affect his state health insurance benefits.
DiMasi's annual pension, which exceeds $60,000, was temporarily suspended in September.