Monday, November 21, 2005

Ex-DeLay Aide Pleads Guilty in Conspiracy

Any surprises there? Nope. Now we will soon see what shakes from this tree.

Ex-DeLay Aide Pleads Guilty in Conspiracy
By PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - Michael Scanlon, a former partner to lobbyist Jack Abramoff, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to bribe public officials, a charge growing out of the government investigation of attempts to defraud Indian tribes and corrupt a member of Congress.

Scanlon, a former aide to Rep. Tom DeLay, entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle and agreed to pay restitution totaling more than $19 million to the tribes.

Scanlon, who is expected to cooperate in the investigation of Abramoff and members of Congress, could face up to five years in prison.

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