Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Abramoff Figure Spared Prison Sentence (Federici)

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:20 PM
Original message
Abramoff Figure Spared Prison Sentence (Federici)
Source: Associated Press

Abramoff Figure Spared Prison Sentence

Friday December 14, 2007 6:01 PM

By MATT APUZZO

Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - An environmental advocate who provided
Jack Abramoff's entree into the Interior Department was
sentenced Friday to two months in a halfway house and four
years probation.

Italia Federici, who pleaded guilty in June to tax evasion
and obstructing a Senate investigation, was spared prison
only because she has become a key witness in the Justice
Department's ongoing corruption investigation.

Federici has admitted acting as a link between Abramoff and
Griles J. Steven Griles, the former deputy Interior Department
secretary who for five years was her boyfriend. Griles provided
Abramoff with advice and internal agency information, sometimes
directly and sometimes through Federici.

Defense attorney Jonathan N. Rosen characterized Federici as
an idealistic and sometimes naive woman who was manipulated
by the two powerful men.

Each man had his own agenda and each man used her for their
own pleasure and gain, Rosen said.


Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-7153611...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:37 PM
Response to Original message
1. Enviromental "advocate"??
More like a shill for the corporate pollution business. Her big thing was pushing for voluntary environmental laws.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:41 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. The MSM has called her an "environmentalist" before.
So this could have been worse.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:08 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. Is that another name for hooker?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:54 PM
Response to Reply #3
5. Only in DC.
Usually they're "lobbyists" or "aides".
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:44 PM
Response to Original message
4. One more Bushie skates off with a caress on the wrist.
Abramoff Figure Spared Prison Sentence

By By MATT APUZZO
December 14, 2007


WASHINGTON (AP) - An environmental advocate who provided Jack Abramoff's entree into the Interior Department was sentenced Friday to two months in a halfway house and four years probation.

Italia Federici, who pleaded guilty in June to tax evasion and obstructing a Senate investigation, was spared prison only because she has become a key witness in the Justice Department's ongoing corruption investigation.

Federici has admitted acting as a link between Abramoff and Griles J. Steven Griles, the former deputy Interior Department secretary who for five years was her boyfriend. Griles provided Abramoff with advice and internal agency information, sometimes directly and sometimes through Federici.

.....




Italia Federici


All the President's women


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:27 PM
Response to Reply #4
6. She seems to be small fry. If she dishes up the dirt,
let her skate. There are bigger fish to fry, and other metaphors to mangle.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Oct 21st 2014, 11:20 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC