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Abramoff Sentencing Sketches

I’m often asked how many sketches I do, and the answer is always ‘that depends’. It depends on how much time I have, and whether we’re talking about finished drawings or rough sketches. At the sentencing of Jack Abramoff this

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Sentencing is peachy for Italia Federici

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

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Another Abramoff defendant sentenced

Neil Volz, a former aide to convicted congressman Bob Ney who went on to work for disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, was yesterday sentenced by Judge Ellen Huvelle to two years probation. He received leniency for his cooperation with the government

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Another prison sentence in Abramoff scandal

The former Deputy Secretary of the Interior was sentenced today to ten months in prison as well as a $30,000 fine and community service for lying to a Senate committee about his relationship with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. I posted

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11th conviction in Abramoff scandal

Former congressional staffer Mark Zachares, who got his post on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with the help of Jack Abramoff, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy for his part in the influence -peddling scandal. AP story is

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Cherchez la femme

The former number-two official at the Interior Department under Gale Norton pleaded guilty today to lying to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee about his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff; a tie with a romantic knot. The link between the

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Former Rep. Ney chief of staff pleads guilty

William Heaton, one-time chief of staff to Congressman Bob Ney, plead guilty before U.S.District Judge Ellen S. Huvelle today. In the above sketch Heaton is second from left, taking the oath; his attorney, John Nassikas, is standing next to him.

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Former Rep. Ney has the book thrown at him

Judge Ellen S. Huvelle sentenced former congressman Bob Ney to 30 months in jail -three more than the Justice Dept. had asked for- and $6000. in fines for accepting tens of thousands of dollars in trips and other perks from

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Safavian sentenced

Safavian’s voice cracked and his wife wept as he asked for leniency, but Judge Paul L. Friedman showed little sympathy as he sentenced him to 18 months in prison for obstruction of justice.  

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David Safavian, the former GSA chief of staff and OMB official who stood trial this summer and was found guilty of obstructing justice and making false statements about his relationship with lobbyist Jack Abramoff, is scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow.

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