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Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:33 pm

The GOPer Abramoff scandal, that is.
Former Deputy Interior Secretary J. Steven Griles has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in a Senate committee's investigation.

Griles becomes the highest-ranking Bush administration official convicted in the Jack Abramoff corruption scandal.

President George W. Bush nominated Griles as deputy to Interior Secretary Gale Norton, a former Colorado attorney general who was interior secretary from 2001 to 2006.

When will it end?
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Postby Marvell » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:54 pm

As the good people at The Daily Muck document, the life of Mr. Griles was a Soft Cell video made real.

Here's how it worked. Federici runs a nonprofit called Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy (CREA)[...] Since Federici was a former aide to then-Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton and was well connected in the Interior Department, Abramoff found her very useful. His clients pumped $500,000 into her organization; in return, she ensured that people inside the department knew about his clients' concerns. The person inside who was particularly helpful was Griles, the #2 there.

But Griles didn't want the Senate to know any of this. So he lied.
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