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Abramoff Pleading Right Now

chickhatching.0.jpgAccording to MSNBC, Abramoff has been sworn in and is currently entering his plea in federal court. Am reading through the plea deal and will post more as I get it.

Thought everyone would like a fresh thread while we are sifting through all the information.

(And yes, that is a hatching chicken. Couldn’t help myself.)

UPDATE: For those coming in fresh to the Abramoff story (and where have you been?!?):

— More on the Kidan plea.

— On Bob Ney.

— And some background on the Scanlon plea and the law that the DoJ has been trying to work within to get to dirty members of Congress.

UPDATE #2: TalkLeft has more, including some great background on Abramoff’s defense lawyers.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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