Abramoff Scandal Spreads, Administration Official ArrestedYou've probably heard already. Charge? "Lying and obstructing a criminal investigation into Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff's dealings with the federal government," according to Federal agents of unknown agency." More from the American Progress Action Fund's Progress Report, which links to Pogoblog which adds
While working at GSA, the Department of Justice Press Release states, "he allegedly aided a Washington D.C. lobbyist in the lobbyist's attempts to acquire GSA-controlled property in and around Washington, D.C. In August 2002, this lobbyist [likely Jack Abramoff:Pogo] allegedly took Safavian and others on a golf trip to Scotland.I had been reading Democracy for New Hampshire which linked to Music for America?.
"The false statement and obstruction of the investigation charges relate to Safavian's statements to a GSA ethics officer and the GSA-OIG that the lobbyist had no business with GSA prior to the August 2002 golf trip."