Wednesday, May 31, 2006

SAFAVIAN TRIAL -- Ney aide testimony: "In the first public testimony by a member of Jack Abramoff's inner circle, a former congressional aide told a federal jury yesterday how the disgraced lobbyist identified his 'champions' in government and then showered them with favors to get inside information and help for his clients."

More: "A Congressional aide-turned-lobbyist testified on Tuesday that he had prepared a travel disclosure statement for a Republican House member that intentionally understated the cost of the lawmaker's lavish 2002 golfing trip to Scotland with the now-disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff."