One of the men charged in a corruption scandal that led to the downfall of former state House Speaker Sal DiMasi is cooperating with officials in exchange for a lesser sentence.
Joseph Lally Jr. will plead guilty to conspiracy and mail and wire fraud at a hearing in federal court today, according to a plea agreement filed yesterday.
Lally worked for the company that sold a multi-million dollar software contract to the state, which DiMasi allegedly helped procure in exchange for payments.
In exchange for agreeing to “cooperate fully,” prosecutors will recommend a sentence of between two and three years in jail, two years supervised release and a fine.
DiMasi, Lally and two other men were indicted in 2009. DiMasi is accused of improperly using his power and influence to enable the software company to obtain business in Massachusetts.