Last week, Robert Coughlin II became the first Justice Department official charged in the influence-peddling investigation focusing on former Greenberg Traurig lobbyist Jack Abramoff. But documents filed in Coughlin's case and e-mails released through congressional investigations are explicit about Team Abramoff's line into the DOJ: Coughlin was but one of many "friendlies," as they are identified in Coughlin's statement of offense. A source says the DOJ is still investigating other former officials.
Jack Abramoff's Ties Ran Deep at the DOJ
April 28, 2008