Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
REP. NEY PLEADS GUILTY IN ABRAMOFF PROBE WASHINGTON � Rep. Robert Ney, R-Ohio, pleaded guilty Friday to criminal fraud charges as part of the government’s ongoing public corruption probe stemming from the business deals of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. In the two-count plea, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Ney, 52, admitted to making false statements and to being part of a conspiracy to violate congressional gift bans by accepting handouts and free trips from Abramoff and his clients in exchange for pushing their legislative agenda beginning in 2000 until April 2004. Ney is the first member of Congress to face charges in a lobbying scandal that has already ensnared six other lobbyists and government officials. Lawyers familiar with the investigation say the government is likely to bring charges against other government officials, former Hill staffers, and lobbyists in the coming months. Even though the Ohio congressman soundly won his primary election in May, the state Republican Party moved quickly to remove him from the November ballot and named Joy Padgett, a former state representative, on Thursday as his replacement. The New York Times reported Friday that Ney had entered into treatment for alcoholism. Ney will appear in court Oct. 13 before Judge Ellen Huvelle. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years and a $500,000 fine, although the Justice Department is recommending he receive closer to 27 months in prison.

Legal Times

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.