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ABRAMOFF Scandal: J. Steven Griles Ordered to Prison, Highest-Ranked Bush Administration Convict
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Former Official Ordered to Prison in Abramoff Scandal
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11...

NPR.org, June 27, 2007 A federal judge on Wednesday doubled the prison sentence of the Interior Department's former number two official, sentencing him to 10 months in prison for lying to Senate investigators about the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal and refusing to accept responsibility in court.

J. Steven Griles was the Interior Department's deputy secretary and is the highest administration official sentenced in the probe. Griles had entered a plea agreement with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead guilty to obstructing a congressional investigation in exchange for a 5-month prison sentence.

But at the sentencing hearing, Griles' attorneys appeared to make excuses for their client's false statements to Senate investigators, evoking the judge's wrath and leading her to double his prison time.

"Even now you continue to minimize and try to excuse your conduct," said U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle

Griles admitted to lying to Senate investigators about his relationship with Abramoff, ......

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  -ABRAMOFF Scandal: J. Steven Griles Ordered to Prison, Highest-Ranked Bush Administration Convict L. Coyote  Jun-27-07 06:42 PM   #0 
  - 10 months  redqueen   Jun-27-07 06:43 PM   #1 
  - INDEED. Good news is one more person cooperating with the investigations.  L. Coyote   Jun-27-07 06:53 PM   #2 
     - Glad he brought up her name. She seems every bit as cheesy as her collegues.  Judi Lynn   Jun-29-07 02:23 PM   #22 
     - Abramoff-Scanlon School of Sleaze: Griles, Federici, Safavian, Flanigan, Norton, McCain  L. Coyote   Jun-30-07 03:49 PM   #28 
  - Sources: Wikipedia, SourceWatch "involved in efforts to help two of Abramoffs clients"  L. Coyote   Jun-27-07 07:22 PM   #3 
  - Has this been anywhere on network TV or  malaise   Jun-27-07 07:23 PM   #4 
  - Yesterday's article is propagating well in print media online  L. Coyote   Jun-27-07 07:56 PM   #5 
  - Here is a YouTube post of the National News  L. Coyote   Jun-28-07 12:27 AM   #12 
     - Thanks n/t  malaise   Jun-28-07 12:04 PM   #15 
  - WA POST: 10 months PLUS Griles fined $30,000, three years probation  L. Coyote   Jun-27-07 08:33 PM   #6 
  - Griles sought lessor sentence " of working for anti-environmental group"  L. Coyote   Jun-29-07 03:29 PM   #23 
  - FRIENDS OF THE EARTH: The Case against J. Steven Griles  L. Coyote   Jun-27-07 08:45 PM   #7 
  - LAW.com: Lobbying Firm Cuts Ties to Name Partner  L. Coyote   Jun-27-07 08:49 PM   #8 
  - TPM Muckraker: Sex, Lies, and Energy Interests  L. Coyote   Jun-27-07 09:45 PM   #9 
  - Earth Shakers: The Counter-Enviro Power List - J. Steven Griles: Lobbyist  L. Coyote   Jun-27-07 11:42 PM   #10 
  - WA POST: Griles Pleads Guilty To Lying to Senate = March 24, 2007  L. Coyote   Jun-28-07 12:08 AM   #11 
  - I wonder if there will be further info from Griles as a heavy conscience  upi402   Jun-28-07 01:01 AM   #13 
  - Watch the rotating door. I bet he's back in action soon, doing the same work.  L. Coyote   Jun-28-07 10:24 AM   #14 
  - Abramoff Cited Aid Of Griles - Conflict-of-Interest Probe Is Underway  L. Coyote   Jun-30-07 03:07 PM   #27 
  - K&R  ck4829   Jun-28-07 12:05 PM   #16 
  - consequences  bigtree   Jun-28-07 12:07 PM   #17 
  - Abramoff described Interior Deputy Secretary Steve Griles as "a friend .....  L. Coyote   Jun-28-07 01:34 PM   #18 
  - Let's hope he doesn't hold the record long. nt  eppur_se_muova   Jun-28-07 02:40 PM   #19 
  - You refer to highest-ranked Administration official, I presume? INDEED.  L. Coyote   Jun-28-07 10:14 PM   #20 
  - Gale A. Norton: Griles merits leniency  L. Coyote   Jun-29-07 02:08 PM   #21 
  - Norton Ex-Aides Clash on Lobbyist's Influence = Accused Griles of Aiding Abramoff  L. Coyote   Jun-30-07 01:20 PM   #24 
  - Inspector General Report: J. Steven Griles Investigation, March 2004  L. Coyote   Jun-30-07 01:26 PM   #25 
  - Griles quickly inserted himself into Individual Indian Money (IIM) trust = 2001  L. Coyote   Jun-30-07 03:03 PM   #26 
 

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