Ex-Speaker DiMasi Denied Home Confinement Leniency - NECN

Ex-Speaker DiMasi Denied Home Confinement Leniency

DiMasi had asked U.S. District Court Judge Mark Wolf to modify the terms of his supervised release

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    Former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi arrived back in Boston Tuesday after being released from prison in North Carolina. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016)

    A judge who granted an early release from prison to former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi has denied a request to ease his home confinement.

    DiMasi had asked U.S. District Court Judge Mark Wolf to modify the terms of his supervised release by replacing the 24-hour home confinement with a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew.

    Wolf on Friday denied the request, but agreed to allow DiMasi to participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program at the YMCA and leave home to exercise for up to two hours in a day.

    DiMasi was granted compassionate release after serving five years of an eight-year sentence on federal corruption charges. He was treated for tongue and prostate cancer while in prison.

    The earlier home confinement order included exceptions for medical appointments and church.

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