Saturday, January 31, 2009

Former Abramoff Tied Lobbyist Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Commit Honest Services Fraud

Todd A. Boulanger, 37, pleaded guilty yesterday to charges he conspired to commit honest services fraud in connection with his lobbying efforts with previously convicted lobbyist, Jack Abramoff. According to the complaint, Boulanger, along with others, gave "numerous things of value" to a number of public officials in an effort to influence them. These items included travel, professional sports tickets, concert tickets, expensive meals, and the like. Abramoff, who plead guilty in January 2006 to honest services fraud and tax evasion, was sentenced to 4 years in prison in September 2008.

Read the story here and here.

Read the DOJ announcement here.

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