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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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