How much fun is it going to be to follow the Sale DiMasi corruption trial over the next several weeks?
But first – a clarification, please.
Who exactly is round-up-the-usual-suspects lawyer Thomas Drechsler representing in this case?
From Peter Gelzinis’ Friday Boston Herald column:
You know you’re in for a slimy affair when Tom Drechsler points to his own client, Richard W. “Dickie” McDonough, a veteran lobbyist with a weird Trump hairdo, and says: “I don’t want to offend him, but he’s gotta be a glad-hander. I mean, that’s what a lobbyist does, right? Whether you agree (with the notion of lobbying) or not, it’s legal.”
From Milton Valencia’s Friday Boston Globe report
Thomas Drechsler, attorney for one of DiMasi’s two codefendants in the case, Richard Vitale, said, “Mr. Lally made more money . . . than anyone else in this courtroom,’’ adding that Lally had bragged to one of his business partners, “I can’t stop thinking about how to get money out of this deal.’’
The hardworking staff, on the other hand, can’t stop thinking: