Tales from the Trail

4 years later, ex-House aide faces sentencing in Abramoff scandal

January 12, 2010

More than four years after agreeing to plead guilty in the Abramoff political lobbying scandal that rocked Washington, D.C., the press secretary for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will learn late this summer how much time in prison he will face.

Prosecutors urge throwing the book at convicted ex-lawmaker

November 9, 2009

A U.S. judge on Friday will sentence former Congressman William “Cold Cash” Jefferson after he was convicted on multiple bribery and money laundering charges. And prosecutors want to throw the book at him.