Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Abramoff Dominos Keep Falling

Who's the tenth person to face criminal charges in the Abramoff case? Step up J. Steven Griles, former #2 official in the Interior Department.

Griles admitted lying to the Senate about his relationship with Abramoff (who used Griles to intervene at the Interior Department on behalf of his Indian tribal clients). Griles, you may remember, was a former mining lobbyist (who else would the Bush administration pick for Interior than a mining lobbyist).

Prosecutors agreed to a sentence of 10 months in exchange for the plea. Just five of those in jail and the rest in a halfway house or in home detention. Sentencing is set for 6/26, and the judge isn't bound by that recommendation.

Perhaps she'll offer Griles access to nearby golf courses and mini bars while in the jail.

4 Comments:

Blogger TomCat said...

Great minds, LP.... And the more that get caught and negotiate for reduced sentences by revealing more GOP corruption, the more Bu$hCo will unravel.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

The Biblical passage you reap what you sow is certainly coming true for the Bush elitist.

May they continue reaping.

www.lydiacornell.com

7:58 PM  
Blogger moville said...

I forget where I read this, but apparently this guy lied extensively about his activities, and the authorities were able to catch the lies because the they had transcripts of previous testimony. which leads one to believe that the congress should absolutely insist on under-oath, on-the-record testimony from the white house staff implicated in the firings of those us attorneys.

11:02 AM  
Blogger LaPopessa said...

Well you can't say they don't learn their lesson at some level. Cold day in heck when we see Rove under oath I fear.

7:31 PM  

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