Sentencing is peachy for Italia Federici

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Republican environmental advocate, and co-founder of CREA, Italia Federici was sentenced yesterday to a mere two months in a half-way house for tax evasion and obstructing a Senate investigation. Ms Federici, who once worked on former Interior Secretary Gale Norton’s Senate bid, was romantically involved with the number two official at the Department of the Interior, J. Stevens Griles at the same time CREA was receiving checks totaling $500,000. from indian tribes represented by Jack Abramoff. Said her lawyer,
“each man had his own agenda and each man used her for their own pleasure and gain”.

Washington Post story here.

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Courtartist is me, Art Lien. I've been sketching the courts since 1976, and for most of that time the U.S. Supreme Court has been my regular beat. I've been working almost exclusively for NBC News since 1980. Courtroom sketching is a form of visual journalism or reportage drawing that is slowly dying out. Where once upon a time news organization each had their own artist covering a story, today a "pool" artist often sketches for all. It is a demanding and stressful discipline where the drawing is often done directly and under tight deadline.

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