Abramoff –11 Down

Eleven found guilty. Five of these by pleading so. Mark Zachares, aide to Congressman Don Young, (R-AK) merited only a tiny AP blurb for his admission of guilt and possible 5 year prison term (though likely less.)

A former congressional aide pleaded guilty Tuesday to accepting tens of thousands of dollars in gifts from lobbyist Jack Abramoff in an influence-peddling scandal that has touched the White House, Interior Department and congressional Republicans.

Mark Zachares was the 11th person to be convicted in the Justice Department probe. …

The former Republican aide is the fifth congressional staffer to plead guilty in the Abramoff scandal, including two ex-aides to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas.

Zachares provided information to Abramoff about pending congressional actions on the reorganization of federal agencies into the Homeland Security Department.

In court, Zachares admitted that Abramoff and his lobbying team supplied him with $30,000 worth of tickets to sporting events and concerts on more than 40 occasions in 18 months from mid-2002 to early 2004.

Public (self) Service

It’s especially nice to link to this article on Townhall.com, one of the premier sites for conservative pride….

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