By John R. Ellement Globe Staff
Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi will be released from prison early, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
In a 69-page ruling, US District Court Judge Mark Wolf concluded that DiMasi, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s office, and federal prison officials have convincingly demonstrated that his health has declined so severely that further imprisonment was no longer warranted.
He will be released on Nov. 22, the court ruled.
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