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Ex-aide pleads guilty to fraud

June 03, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

A onetime top aide to former Rep. Ernest Istook (R-Okla.) pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to defraud the House as part of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal.

John Albaugh, 41, admitted accepting perks from lobbyists in exchange for official favors.

More than a dozen former officials and lobbyists have pleaded guilty in the scandal, as has Abramoff himself.

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