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Abramoff Ally Can't Use Skilling To Drop Guilty Plea

Law360 (November 30, 2010, 8:23 PM EST) -- A federal judge has denied an attempt by Michael Scanlon, a key player in the Jack Abramoff lobbying conspiracy, to change his guilty plea in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that weakened one of the laws used to convict him.

Scanlon had attempted to drop the charges of honest services fraud from his November 2005 guilty plea, arguing that the high court's June decision in the case of former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling had narrowed the scope of honest services fraud to...
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