Friday, September 15, 2006

Republican Bob Ney to Plead Guilty

Ohio Republican Senator, Bob Ney, has decided to plead guilty to federal charges today.

Ney, who has been implicated by Jack Abramoff as one of the several prominent Republicans guilty of bribery. Last month, the GOP talked him into not running for re-election due to the corruption scandal. It looks like he knew that the writing was on the wall.

Now, we just need to get Jefferson out to.

Ney to Plead Guilty in Scandal
By Jonathan Weisman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, September 15, 2006; Page A04

Rep. Robert W. Ney (R-Ohio) is expected to plead guilty in the coming days to charges stemming from his association with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and he will blame a long-standing problem with alcohol for behavior that spiraled down to illegality, sources close to the congressman said last night.

Ney, known in Abramoff-related court documents as "Representative No. 1," checked into a rehabilitation clinic for alcoholism yesterday, a senior House official and personal friend said yesterday. Under pressure from Republican leaders worried about losing his seat, Ney announced this summer that he would retire from Congress at the end of the year.

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