Michael Scanlon, an ex-business associate of lobbyist Jack Abramoff, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to bribe a public official and other criminal violations, agreeing to cooperate with a DOJ investigation believed to be targeting Abramoff and Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio. Scanlon faces four to five years in prison and must repay more than $19 million in fees from Indian tribal clients. Though a guilty plea by Scanlon may spell trouble for Abramoff, the most damning details in the plea agreement concern Ney.
Former Abramoff Partner Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy
November 23, 2005