9/22/2005

Feds Pressuring Ex-Bush Official to rat on Abramoff - Yahoo! News

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WASHINGTON - The lawyer for a former Bush administration official arrested this week says authorities are using the charges to pressure her client to aid their investigation of lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

David Safavian was arrested Monday and charged with making false statements and obstructing a federal investigation relating to a 2002 golf outing to Scotland with Abramoff, former Christian Coalition executive Ralph Reed, Rep. Bob Ney (news, bio, voting record), R-Ohio, and others.

Safavian hid from investigators that Abramoff had business before the General Services Administration, where Safavian was chief of staff in 2002, when they took their Scotland trip, according to federal authorities.

Lawyer: Feds Pressuring Ex-Bush Official - Yahoo! News

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